Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is seeking proposals to turn $50,000 worth of grant funding into a win in the battle…
Part contest, part festival, part education and part science, the 2014 Discover Life in America BioBlitz will bring citizens and…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:13

Smokies elk get new tracking collars

Written by
Biologists will get a boost in monitoring Smokies elk populations, thanks to a $13,720 grant Friends of the Smokies received…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:12

Horse exhibition to benefit Panthertown

Written by
A horse exhibition hosted by Friends of Panthertown from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, will raise money…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:11

American chestnut restoration showcased at Cataloochee

Written by
Visitors are invited to check on the progress of the American chestnut restoration effort at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:11

Franklin man inducted to A.T. Hall of Fame

Written by
Franklin has a hall-of-famer following the induction of Rev. Rufus Morgan into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame earlier this…
The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers gathered on the Blue Ridge Parkway this spring, instruments in hand, to…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:14

Libraries bring science and nature to life for kids

Written by
Libraries across the mountains are in summer mode with a robust lineup of educational programs for kids. Special guests will…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:13

Get your race on with Haywood Waterways

Written by
Haywood Waterways is now selling “trout” to compete in their annual Trout Race held at 5 p.m. on June 22…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:08

Comments open on coyote hunting in red wolf territory

Written by
Comments are open regarding a proposed prohibition on coyote hunting in a five-county area in northeastern North Carolina. The area…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:07

Foraging field day in Cashiers

Written by
Famed Asheville forager Alan Muskat will answer all your burning questions about forest foods during the next installment of the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:35

Nature-inspired poetry readings held in Waynesville

Written by
Michael Beadle, a local poet and educator, will read poetry that speaks to the mystery of nature and wildness 4…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:35

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference registration gears up

Written by
Registration is up and running for the 31st Cullowhee Native Plant Conference to be held July 16-19 at Western Carolina…
A summer lecture series dedicated to natural history and conservation will kick off with a talk from Dr. Lee Alan…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:33

Local agriculture robust in WNC

Written by
Local food sales are surging in Western North Carolina, and agriculture is alive and well.  Direct farmer-to-consumer food sales in…
 A book by Western Carolina University biology professor and Highlands Biological Station director James Costa titled Wallace, Darwin and the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:31

Conservation Voters release legislator rankings

Written by
The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters has released its 2013 scorecard for North Carolina legislators, a number based on…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:29

Annual garden tour a go in Haywood

Written by
The Barn at the Mountain Research Station, on Raccoon Road in Waynesville, will serve as the hub for ticket purchasing,…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:28

Falling tree gives Arizona woman a fright

Written by
Jan Eagle got a scare when a tree fell on her campsite at Cataloochee Campground during her stay at Great…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:27

Youth to reenact ancient fishing practices

Written by
Children will get a chance to learn firsthand about Cherokee fishing traditions by re-enacting a fish harvest on an ancient…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:26

Wilderness camp trains for adventure and evangelism

Written by
Outdoor Mission Camp, an affiliate of Youth For Christ USA based in Maggie Valley, is offering a wilderness camp for…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:11

Land management series planned

Written by
Landowners will have the chance to get a better handle on managing their woodlands responsibly with a lineup of summer…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:10

Local environmental knowledge sought

Written by
The Coweeta Listening Project will come to Cowee Farmers Market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, to…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:09

Shopping for conservation

Written by
Shopping at Mast General Store in Waynesville on Saturday, June 7, will be a plus for the planet.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:08

T-shirt design contest uncovers artist

Written by
Shelby Reece from Waynesville Middle School won Haywood Waterways’ Kids in the Creek T-shirt design contest. Her winning design, “Jumping…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:07

Audubon sponsors study of endangered warbler

Written by
One of the most prized bringers of spring song in Western North Carolina is the golden-winged warbler, and Highlands Plateau…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:08

Ray’s Weather seeks Parkway photos for calendar

Written by
Photographers are invited to submit their best Parkway photos to be featured in a 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway calendar, a…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:06

Trail app for Nantahala areas

Written by
A new web app gives hikers, bikers, equestrians and other forest users the ability to search trail stats for the…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:05

Party with moths in Highlands

Written by
A moth party at 9 p.m. June 5 at the Highlands Biological Station will capitalize on the dark sky to…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:04

White-nose syndrome decimating WNC bats

Written by
White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States, is advancing in North…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:03

Senate votes to lift fracking moratorium

Written by
The North Carolina Senate voted to lift the state’s fracking moratorium last week in a party-line vote. Democrats voted unanimously…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:02

Bass tourney gives anglers an outlet

Written by
Anglers are getting the tackle ready for the 2014 Fontana Marina Classic Bass Tournament June 7 and 8. With 238 miles…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:36

Wilderness celebration planned in Asheville

Written by
The Wilderness Act’s 50th birthday will get some recognition at “An Evening of Wilderness Champions — Celebrating 50 Years of…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:35

Summer nature programs kickoff in Highlands

Written by
Regular weekday programs will begin at Highlands Nature Center next week. The programs include guided plant walks, children’s activities, storybook-based…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:33

New bike shop set to open in Bryson City

Written by
Bryson City is about to get a second bike shop with the grand opening of Tsali Cycles on May 23.…
A federal court issued a preliminary injunction against coyote hunting — which includes spotlight hunting — in the five eastern…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:31

Smokies gets new acting superintendent

Written by
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will get a new acting superintendent June 1, replacing the currect acting superintendent who…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:45

A not too shabby second

Written by
May 3 and 4 were the dates for this year’s 30th annual edition of the Great Smoky Mountains Birding Expedition.…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:44

Pitch in to cleanup along the Pigeon River in Canton

Written by
Volunteers are needed for a cleanup day along the walking trail and stream bank of the Pigeon River at Canton…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:43

Marathon mountain bike race rolls in to Tsali

Written by
A 12-hour bike race in Nantahala National Forest near Bryson City will test the mettle and stamina of participating peddlers.…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:43

Duckett’s Produce enters tenth season

Written by
Duckett’s Produce has reopened for a tenth season at three locations in Haywood County, including Maggie Valley, Crabtree and Canton,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:38

Salamander to be celebrated at Cradle of Forestry

Written by
The Southern Appalachians have the world’s highest diversity of salamanders, and Salamander Saturday will introduce some of the key players,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:37

Avian experience coming to Sapphire

Written by
A raptor demonstration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Sapphire Valley Community Center will give participants a chance to…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:36

Story of the Cullowhee lily to be told at Lake J

Written by
The tale of the once-common Cullowhee lily will take center stage at the next meeting of the Tuscola Garden Club,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:34

Obstacle race serves up family-friendly adventure

Written by
The Merrell Adventure Dash, held at 4:30 p.m. May 24 in the Nantahala Gorge, will give participants of all ages…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:33

Ducks on the Tuck fundraiser floats into Swain County

Written by
Ducks — of the rubber variety — will take to the Tuckaseegee River 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in an…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:32

Parkway project funding announced

Written by
More than $700,000 in funds raised from license plates, gifts and grants will go toward projects and programs on the…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:20

Smokies home to rare synchronized lightning bugs

Written by
Spots are going fast to view the unique synchronous firefly display in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains…
Soccer players ages 11 to 18 looking for a challenge beyond their local leagues will have a chance to try out…