Hiking series to explore national forestsWritten by Admin
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A series of hikes through next year will take hikers to each of the 41 areas identified as “Mountain Treasures” within the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests.
The Wilderness Society is teaming up with the Carolina Mountain Club on the hikes, designed to showcase wonders of the national forest and set the stage for the upcoming U.S. Forest Service management plan revision — a massive study of forest operations from logging to recreation to wildlife habitat. The process happens every couple of decades and has major implications for how the forests will be managed. The hikes will help gather information about each area, plus increase the number of people with direct connections to these places.