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Groups Aim to Reshape Nantahala-Pisgah Plan

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Conservationists, recreation enthusiasts, the timber industry and more have played a major part in the U.S. Forest Service’s ongoing effort to make major changes to the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Management Plan for the first time since 1994.

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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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Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly is the public lands biologist for MountainTrue, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization. He is also the conservation representative for the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of conservationists, cultural interests, recreational users, timber industry representatives and more who

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Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Deirdre Perot

Deirdre Perot

Deirdre Perot is the national public lands representative for the Back Country Horsemen of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that works to maintain backcountry horse trails. She is also a co-founder of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of

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Hidden Treasures #6: North Carolina

Harper Creek Falls

Harper Creek Falls Pisgah National Forest (828) 759-0005 In the Harper Creek Wilderness Study Area of Pisgah National Forest near Collettsville, N.C., the 50-foot Harper Creek Falls cascades over slanted rocks. One way to see the falls is through a

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New Plan Being Crafted for Two North Carolina National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of drafting and receiving public feedback on new plans for preserving protected designations of two national forests in North Carolina.

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Public Input Invited for Pisgah and Nantahala Forest Planning

The U.S. Forest Service is working on a management plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, both in western North Carolina. The agency has solicited feedback, and public input would be most useful by Dec. 15.

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Revealing the Common Thread: Blue Ridge Commons

By Brian Sewell Last year, Western North Carolina recognized the 100-year anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that gave the U.S. Forest Service the ability to purchase private land in the Eastern United States to be managed as National

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HIDDEN TREASURES #2 – North Carolina

Welcome to part two in our exploration of the most amazing places in the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains — this time exploring some of our most fabulous Public Lands. Cataloochee Valley Surrounded by 6,000-foot peaks in the heart of

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