Close to 175 people tackled the inaugural Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon in Waynesville this weekend, coming from as…
A rash of break-ins to cars parked along the Blue Ridge Parkway on its way through Asheville has rangers asking…
A discussion on falconry and the importance of birds of prey to a healthy ecosystem — as well as a…
The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust will kick off its annual lineup of eco tours to ecologically important areas throughout the region…
The time is drawing near for synchronous fireflies to once more light up the night in the Smokies, and the…
With warmer weather comes the opening of a lengthy list of campgrounds and recreation sites in the Nantahala and Pisgah…
A new edition of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s Local Food Guide is out in time for the spring growing season. …
A $500 grant from the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ Auxiliary will mean some hands-on science for…
Paul Carlson of Land Trust for the Little Tennessee was named Outstanding Conservationist in the 2015 Roosevelt-Ashe awards given out…
Appalachian Trail hikers in search of a satisfying meal found it at the First Baptist Church of Franklin this year…
More than 200 fifth graders from Jackson County Schools spent two days learning about natural resources at East LaPorte Recreation…
Swain County students got creative on the theme “Wetlands are Wonderful” this spring, sending in their bookmark designs for a…
Jackson County snagged one of eight statewide awards given to individuals and organizations that protect public drinking water sources.  The…
The towns of Franklin and Canton were among 10 municipalities across the state to win a grant for bicycle and…
The Benton McKaye Trail Association recently completed a major reroute of the trail’s path through the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness.
Virtual views of some of America’s most iconic places are now online, with Chimney Rock, Grandfather Mountain and DuPont State…
Though the wetland bordering U.S. 441 on the North Carolina-Georgia line isn’t that noteworthy on first glance, it’s an ecological…
A celebration of spring and its waterborne joys will be held April 24-26 at Nantahala Outdoor Center with a Spring…
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will spend $600,000 in 2015 on projects to benefit the Parkway and the plant and…
The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage will kick off its 65th year of outdoors programming Tuesday, April 21, with the five-day event…
With a higher-than-normal volume of thru-hikers expected next season, the Nantahala Hiking Club is getting prepared with upgrades to the…
A study of lymphoproliferative disease virus, a malady affecting wild turkeys, is calling in help from hunters.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is now able to administer its own water quality certifications, becoming the 49th tribe…
The nation’s largest single-day river litter removal will mark its 31st year Saturday, April 18.
A network of amateur rain and weather spotters are contributing to the scientific understanding of niche weather patterns on a…
Applications are open for teachers looking to attend the 2015 Family Nature Summit, based in Lake Junaluska.
The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River will hold its annual meeting celebrating Earth Month at 6 p.m. Monday, April…
A pair of Western Carolina University students took first this spring, in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional, presented…
The Southeast’s most grueling team race will take off from Pink Beds Picnic Area in the Pisgah National Forest near…
After closing the area in September to protect wintering bats, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will reopen Whiteoak Sink…
Clingmans Dome Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park opened last week, six days ahead of its scheduled April…
The Jackson County Bike Rodeo is calling all kids to come out 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11,…
The fifth annual Assault on BlackRock trail race is now in the rearview mirror, with 82 brave souls battling freezing…
A forum on how to transition to solar energy will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the…
Graveyard Fields is closed to overnight camping following a bear break-in to a tent in the popular recreation area, and…
Cataloochee Ski Area closed for the season Sunday, ending 141 days of open slopes for 2014-15. The season outstripped the…
A recently awarded $200,000 grant will pay for two years of work to improve water quality and raise public awareness…
Following a seven-year brook trout restoration project, Lynn Camp Prong in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now open…
Early registration is open for the Blue Ridge Breakaway, a multi-distance bike ride based in Haywood County.
The battle against the hemlock wooly adelgid in North Carolina will continue with help from a bevy of grants from…
Friends of the Smokies got its largest-ever fourth-quarter check from sales of the Smokies bear license plate, accruing $105,080 for…
Teams of middle and high school students from across Western North Carolina went head-to-head over their knowledge of environmental science…
By Michael Beadle It’s 26 degrees on a November morning, and Jamie Tidmore has just finished another whitewater kayaking run…
Hiker Haze Weekend will welcome the season’s first Appalachian Trail thru-hikers at Fontana Village Resort March 25-26, along with a…
The Annual Ozone Season Kickoff will unveil the state of Western North Carolina’s air quality in 2014 with a program…
By Danny Bernstein • Guest columnist When I first thought about taking my granddaughter, Hannah, on an outdoor experience, I looked…
The Nantahala Racing Club’s Whitewater U.S. Open will keep the river churning at Nantahala Outdoor Center March 27-29.
A 550-acre prescribed burn will start soon near Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gardeners can get a head start on the growing season by renting greenhouse space for their seed trays at the…
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