Restoring the Southern Appalachian Forests
Mar11

Restoring the Southern Appalachian Forests

The Smokies are renown for their biological diversity and scenic beauty. But a short drive along either of two scenic byways – The Blue Ridge Parkway or the Cherohala Skyway – provides a window on forests under attack from invasive exotics. There are many places near the North Carolina end of the Cherohala Skyway where you can look to the north-northeast towards the Santeetlah Creek drainage and see acres of dead eastern hemlocks,...

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Watershed stroll
Jun21

Watershed stroll

The first 2011 sojourn into the Town of Waynesville’s 8,000-plus acre watershed occurred last Saturday (June 11). The town has been sponsoring and coordinating a couple of guided hikes into the watershed each year since 2007. It’s a way for residents and other interested parties to see this wonderful resource that has been placed in a conservation easement to insure the town has an ample supply of high-quality drinking water for...

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