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Rangers warn forest visitors to look out for bears

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The Pisgah National Forest warns visitors to North Mills River, Bent Creek Experimental Forest and Black Balsam and surrounding areas on the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the look out for black bears.   Read Story »

Tags: bears | Pisgah National Forest | black bears

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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

Henderson County News

Forest Service announces public input meetings for master plan

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The U.S. Forest Service will hold open house meetings around the region in the coming weeks to receive public input as it revises the master plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | trees | Nantahala National Forest

Henderson County News

Davidson River campground to reopen

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PISGAH FOREST — The Davidson River Campground on the Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District will reopen a portion of the campground for public use on Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | camping | Davidson River

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Film on Graveyard Fields to premiere on Sunday

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To educate and advocate for Graveyard Fields, the Pisgah Conservancy has partnered with Bonesteel Films to produce a 16-minute documentary about the history, beauty and challenges facing the area.   Read Story »

Tags: land conservation | Pisgah National Forest | Graveyard Fields | Pisgah Conservancy

Henderson County News

Injured climber flown to Mission after Looking Glass Rock rescue

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One climber was flown to Mission hospital in Asheville and another emerged unhurt after the Transylvania County rescue workers responded to a call to Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest on Saturday night.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | Looking Glass Rock | rock climbing

Henderson County News

National forest roads taking a beating from winter weather

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Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway | Pisgah National Forest

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Nine indicted for Pisgah National Forest car break-ins

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Henderson County News

Hendersonville native to lead new Pisgah Conservancy

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Representatives of a variety of Pisgah National Forest user groups, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, have formed a North Carolina non-profit corporation called the Pisgah Conservancy to work for sustainable recreational use, watershed improvement, eradication of invasive species, removal of waste, litter and graffiti, wildlife habitat improvement and education in the forest.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | biking | Pisgah National Forest | bike trail | camping

Henderson County News

Acclaimed musicians kick off Songcatchers in forest

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PISGAH FOREST — Acclaimed musicians Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth will open the annual Songcatchers Music Series Cradle of Forestry in America’s at 4 p.m. on Sunday.   Read Story »

Tags: bluegrass | performing arts | Pisgah National Forest

Henderson County News

Cradle of Forestry celebrates migratory birds

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The Cradle of Forestry will host progams for Migratory Bird Day on Saturday including a guided bird walk, live raptor program and family-oriented activities.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | Cradle of Forestry | birds

Henderson County Life

Railroad historian to talk about logging trains

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The Cradle of Forestry will host a program on Western North Carolina's logging train history on Saturday, July 19. Visitors will learn about the 1914 Climax logging locomotive displayed on site and explore the rich history of a time when livelihoods depended on logging trains winding their way through forest coves.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | Cradle of Forestry

North Carolina Life

Old-time duo kicks off Songcatchers in Pisgah

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Acclaimed old-time musicians Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth will open the annual Songcatchers Music Series at Cradle of Forestry on Sunday.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest

Henderson County News

Forest Service announces ginseng lottery

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The U.S. Forest Service announced the application period for harvesting ginseng in 2014 in National Forests in North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: U.S. Forest Service | Pisgah National Forest