Speaking For The Trees

We live in an extremely beautiful place amid ancient mountains that are home to a rich diversity of plants and animals. Our forests offer us so much and in return it is our responsibility to stay informed and involved with their care-taking and management. The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests have been revising their Forest Plan. The Forest Plan is a required document that provides a general framework to guide management of the Forests. The U.S. Forest Service will hold open houses across the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests from late June to early August to provide the public with opportunities to talk with Forest Service staff about local issues, district projects, and the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan revision.

Forest Meetings this Summer
June 29, 6-8 p.m.: Grandfather Ranger District at Foothills Conference Center, 2128 S. Sterling St., Morganton
July 11, 6-8 p.m.: Nantahala Ranger District at Tartan Hall, 26 Church St., Franklin
July 13, 6-8 p.m.: Pisgah Ranger District Office, 1600 Pisgah Hwy, Brevard
July 25, 3-6 p.m.: Appalachian Ranger District at Appalachian District Office, 632 Manor Road, Mars Hill
July 25, 3-6 p.m.: Cheoah Ranger District at Cheoah District Office, 1070 Massey Branch Road, Robbinsville
August 8, 3-6 p.m., Tusquitee Ranger District, Brasstown Community Center, 255 Settawig Rd, Brasstown

You can go online to www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nfsnc/ncprevision to check out the latest pre-draft plan materials. The information found here will reflect past meetings held and continue to be updated as the above meetings are held. Together with our participation we can ensure that our area forests are protected and that wild places remain.