Purging the pigs: Pilot program aims 
to knock back feral swine populations

When Europeans first began exploring North America, they knew precious little about the land toward which they traveled — or…
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Grants awards fuel WNC conservation projects

Conservation projects in Western North Carolina will receive $6.6 million of the $70.3 million in N.C. Land and Water Fund…
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Photographer to share leaf season tips

Get the most out of leaf season on the Blue Ridge Parkway with a webinar featuring photographer J. Scott Graham…
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Experience leaf season in Highlands

Join the Highlands Nature Center at 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout October for the Autumn Amble leaf tour exploring…
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Visitor survey starting in the Pisgah-Nantahala

Every five years, the National Forests in North Carolina surveys its visitors to glean a wide range of information, and…
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Draft red wolf plan released

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft version of a plan to guide recovery of the critically…
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Tour the Waynesville Watershed

Hike the Waynesville Watershed during a guided hike offered Thursday, Oct. 13, starting at the Waynesville water treatment plant on…
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Birding course offered by Folkmoot

A six-week course on birds and birding will kick off at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Folkmoot Friendship…
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Mystique of the monarch: Butterfly’s migratory life inspires wonder, scientific inquiry

It was a chilly February morning in 2020 when Clemson, South Carolina, resident Heyward Douglass laid eyes on the legendary…
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Endangered status proposed for tri-colored bat

The deadly disease white-nose syndrome has killed more than 90% of tri-colored bats in affected bat colonies, and now the…
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