What the River Wants

Gigantic muskellunge—or muskie—have long made their home in the French Broad River. They’re a favorite of anglers. But today’s French Broad is a challenging habitat for muskie. An ambitious floodplain restoration could help bring them back.

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More than One Century

John Humphrey is 102 years old and his trees are about the same age. While that’s a long lifespan for a person, it’s still young for a tree. John, a conservation trailblazer, looks out at his forests and imagines the trees growing to be 500.

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Best of 2018

Here’s our 8 top stories from 2018—from an epic mountain biking trail to pristine trout streams to a rare mountain bog. But we can’t choose a favorite. Which one means the most to you?

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