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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.


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.


Where Does Your Forest Stand with the Plan?

A summary of where each national forest in Central and Southern Appalachia is in the forest planning process.


Preliminary Draft Plans For Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Published

The National Forest Service publishes the draft foundations of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests long-term management plans.


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.


NC Forest Plan Delayed Amid Public Confusion

After the U.S. Forest Service encountered heated public outcry in response to the release of a draft management plan for the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests this past October, the agency revised its goal of creating a final plan from 2016 to early 2017.


Draft Plan for Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Stirs Debate

The U.S. Forest Service drew criticism from many western North Carolina conservationists in November when it announced a draft plan that will guide the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests for the next 15 years.


The Custodian’s Conundrum

By Molly Moore A swarthy tree trunk stands in a small clearing, a gap in the forest canopy created by its once-thick crown of leaves. Shrubs and saplings clamor for sunlight around the tree’s base, and carpenter ants colonize the


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