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The Little Tennessee Watershed Association (LTWA) and its partners recently completed a fish passage assessment for small streams that drain into the Little Tennessee River in the area between the NC/GA state line and Lake Emory in Franklin. The project was funded through a grant from the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, which is a regional collaboration of natural resource and science agencies, conservation organizations and private interests developed to strengthen the management and conservation of aquatic resources in the southeastern United States.

The purpose of the study was to identify areas where fish may be “cut-off” from good habitat in sections of some of these tributary streams. Predominately, these areas are around culverts where a road crosses the stream.

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Workshop on how to make money on forest land Feb. 15

Do you harvest ginseng from private or public lands?

Are you interested in learning how to make money from forest land?

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Proponents seek permanent protection of Overflow Creek area near Highlands

Almost four months have passed since Macon County commissioners first heard arguments for and against a proposed status change to the Overflow Wilderness Study Area which borders the Blue Valley Experimental Forest south of Highlands. The change would see the area renamed the Bob Zahner Wilderness Area and gain the permanent protections provided under the 1964 Wilderness Act.

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The Jackrabbit Mountain Bike and Hiking Trails are the North Carolina National Forest’s newest mecca for mountain bikers and hikers.

Tracing the edges of Lake Chatuge peninsulas, this trail system features 14 miles of trail and offers nearby camping at Jackrabbit Mountain Campground. People travel from Asheville, Atlanta and beyond to experience this biking and hiking hot spot in the Nantahala National Forest.

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