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Forest Service plans prescribed burn Monday

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The Pisgah Ranger District is planning to conduct a 2,500-acre prescribed burn Monday, March 21.    Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | National Forest Service | prescribed burns

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Forest Service won't issue ginseng permits this year

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Because of declines in the levels of the plant, the U.S. Forest Service won't issue permits for ginseng harvest this year.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | herbs | Nantahala National Forest | National Forest Service | ginseng

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Park service proposes additional access to Graveyard Fields

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The National Park Service is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on a project to provide additional access to the Graveyard Fields trail system from John Rock Overlook at Milepost 419.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Currently access to Graveyard Fields is from a single parking area on the Blue Ridge Parkway which often sees overflow parking stretching along the motor road.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway | National Forest Service | National Park Service

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Melonas named supervisor for N.C. national forests

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James Melonas has been named the next Forest Supervisor of the National Forests in North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | Nantahala National Forest | National Forest Service

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National Forest Service closes campsites

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The National Forests in North Carolina is closing all campgrounds as of Monday for the health and safety of visitors and staff.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | National Forest Service