Part Two in the Forest Lookouts series. Nearly every county in Western North Carolina is home to a portion of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Spanning more than 1 million acres, the forests have innumerable economic, environmental and cultural significance for the area. But can — and, if so, to what degree — the public be involved in planning for its future?
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This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are undergoing an extensive re-planning process that will ultimately oversee more than 1 millio ...
The meetings, which will be held throughout October and November in locations across Western North Carolina, will provide information about the proposed Forest Plan, including potential management areas and desired conditions.
In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation 2014 a group co-founded by the libertarian billionaire Koch brothers 2014 embarked on what it billed as a statewide tour of charter schools, a cornersto ...