ASHEVILLE — EcoForesters’ Root Cause Awards, celebrating achievement in sustainable forestry, were announced on Nov. 7 at the Wedge at Foundation. This year’s awards highlighted important issues that face our region’s forests and the great people/organizations that are making a difference in…
The Wildlife Society at Haywood Community College will host the 14th Annual Brook and Beast Feast Friday, November 22 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. The Brook and Beast Feast, formerly known as the Wild Game Dinner, is a fundraiser for HCC fish and wildlife management technology students.
The Cataloochee chapter of Trout Unlimited is seeking volunteers to help with trout stocking on the West Fork of the Pigeon River starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
Sarah Jane Hatfield, a former graphic designer at The Mountaineer, embarked on a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. During her journey, she sent dispatches from the forest, which we published each Wednesday.
This week, we join Hatfield after several weeks off the trail, as she readjusts to normal life.
Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Mast General Store for a leisurely, fall foliage hike to the breathtaking heights of Hemphill Bald in Cataloochee Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the adoption of a new regulation to allow the use of low-speed electric bikes (e-bikes) in the park at all locations where bicycles are currently allowed. Both Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes, which can provide electronic assistance until the rider reaches a speed of 20 mph, are allowed under the new regulation.
ASHEVILLE — If you don't hunt, you might not realize that nearly all of the national forest lands in North Carolina are open to hunting and you need to take precautions to stay safe during hunting season.
ASHEVILLE – Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy continued their partnership to assist Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) with proactive bear management this year.
ASHEVILLE — Join Parkway rangers at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 for an easy to moderate, 2-mile round-trip hike through the “haunted” forest. Pay attention to the stories being told, for they may be your last (for the season that is). From legends of nocturnal animals to fictional flower folk…
RALEIGH — Hearing or seeing more coyotes these days? You’re not alone, say biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. According to them, it is common for North Carolinians to report seeing and hearing coyotes more often in October and November.