The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking volunteers to assist rangers during the increased fall visitation period in Cataloochee…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a stargazing event Sept. 7 at one of Haywood County’s clearest views…
The fourth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom is scheduled to begin Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., just upstream from the…
Public access to the popular Tuckasegee River will improve when Duke Energy opens the new Whittier Access Area Sept. 1.…
The first-ever scheduled recreational whitewater releases on the upper Nantahala River — scheduled for Sept. 29-30 — will offer advanced…
Haywood Community College will hold a sawmill operation auction at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the college. The…
Carnivorous plants will be highlighted at the annual Native Plant Symposium at the Highlands Botanical Garden Sept. 13-15.
The nocturnal adaptations of plants and animals will be the subject of the final Zahner series lecture at 7 p.m.…
The Commission for a Clean County debuted its new project called KEEP IT CLEAN! at Riverbend Elementary School in Haywood…
Youth with the 4-H Livestock Club in Haywood County will be front and center at the county fair this weekend…
Chef Chris Dole will be creating dishes to sample using farm fresh, in-season foods from vendors at the Jackson County…
Runners will kick up their heels down the main drag of Maggie Valley this Saturday evening in the annual night-time…
Volunteers are needed to lend a hand this Saturday, August 25, for the trails of Panthertown Valley, a popular and…
A nature discovery trail along Scott’s Creek in Dillsboro has been two years in the making and the Watershed Association…
The life and contributions of Horace Kephart, an outdoor writer, folklorist and founder of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
A 2.5-mile bird walk around Fairfield Lake in Sapphire will be led by two expert birders with the Highlands Plateau…
A Western Carolina University professor studying social behavior of birds will present findings of his latest research at 7:30 p.m.…
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised $192,157 last week during the annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon broadcast…
Frank King is on a mission to find the perfect meat. King, the owner of King Bio Natural Medicine, holistic…
The King of the Smokies sprint and international distance triathlons will be held at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center…
Dr. Karen Kandl, associate director at the Highlands Biological Station, will speak on “Biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians: Learning outside…
Fontana Village Resort will host a LakeAlooza party on Labor Day weekend. A full day of water activities at Fontana…
This American Land, a new weekly half-hour series that delves into key environmental issues, is now airing on UNC-TV every…
Eleven high school students from Western North Carolina had an opportunity to learn about biology and ecology this summer as…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help the park staff by roving the River Trail, Mountain…
A field photography program that includes four Wednesday morning shoots, three evening group critiques and field discussions will be held…
It’s amazing what can happen in just 60 minutes. Each year, the Friends Across the Mountains telethon showcases inspiring images…
The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer a trip for seniors to DuPont State Forest near Brevard on Sept.…
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently added a new interactive map to its website that identifies more than 500 public…
Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will lead a “Sweet Summer Nectar” hike to the meadow near Sams Knob beginning at 10…
The native garden located at the Bridge Park parking lot in the triangle surrounding the Jackson County Farmers Market sign…
The Speaking of Gardening symposium Aug. 24-25 at the N.C. Arboretum will bring some of the world’s finest gardeners to…
The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River is offering guided adventure tours from 9 to 11 a.m. each Saturday morning…
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail with a summer games…
New state hunting laws make it legal to hunt coyotes and feral swine at night on private lands. The laws…
Haywood Community College’s Natural Resources Division and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer Hunter Safety courses from 6-9:30…
The WNC Sportsman’s Club and the Lake Logan Episcopal Center are sponsoring an Outdoor Sportsmans Day beginning at 9 a.m.…
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold a fundraising banquet and auction on Aug. 18 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Hotel…
Dr. Ron Sutherland will give a presentation on the eastern cougar at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 as part of…
North Carolina State University’s Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program is co-sponsoring a series of four workshops for private forest landowners…
A program on the local seed lending library in Jackson County will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8…
Dr. Dan Pittillo will lead a two-part workshop on plant identification beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at the…
The Highlands Botanical Garden will offer a free tour focusing on carnivorous plants of the Southern Appalachians at 10:30 a.m.…
Local teachers and students will return to school with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from a summer working…
The Daniel Boone Scramble 15k Trail Run will take place on Aug. 11 at Camp Daniel Boone in Haywood County.…
Joe Wiegand, regarded as the nation’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, will bring the conservation-minded president to life during a fundraising…
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) — to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the AT — is hosting…
Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the rise, a good sign for Western North Carolina counties…
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the…
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