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Forest Service Pulls West Virginia Logging Project

In December, the U.S. Forest Service cancelled a 2,400-acre logging plan in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest after environmental groups challenged the project.

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Draft Plan for Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Released

The U.S. Forest Service released its draft plan for North Carolina’s Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The public comment period runs through May 14, and multiple public meetings are scheduled.

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Threats to the Tree of Life

oak tree at sunrise

Magnificent, strong and once thriving in Appalachian forests, oaks now struggle to regenerate. As deadly diseases spread in other regions, a new alliance is emerging to protect this key species.

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Keeping the Nolichucky “Wild and Scenic”

wide view of the river

A grassroots effort to protect the Nolichucky River has the support of lawmakers, outdoor enthusiasts, businesses and more.

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Environmental Groups Reach Agreement with Forest Service for Timber Sale

After three years of deliberations with environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service reduced the acreage of a timber sale in the Jefferson National Forest and took other measures to protect water quality.

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Logging and Prescribed Burns: Healthy or Harmful?

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The use of timber harvests and prescribed burns on national forest land is hotly debated by conservationists and forest users.

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Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Michelle Aldridge

Michelle Aldridge

Michelle Aldridge is the U.S. Forest Service’s planning staff officer for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest plan revision. Tell me about your relationship with the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. How do you use these lands? “I’m a forest

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Q&A with Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Stakeholders

View of Pisgah National Forest

Appalachian Voices asked conservationists, recreational users, a Cherokee tribal member and more what they most want to see from the new Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest Plan.

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As the Climate Changes, National Forests Adapt

red spruce

Climate change scientists across the country are compiling data on temperature, rainfall and wildlife in order to anticipate coming challenges for forests and respond appropriately.

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N.C. Rock Faces Closed to Protect Falcons

The U.S. Forest Service is seasonally closing nine recreational rock faces in North Carolina to protect rare peregrine falcon nests.

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