Restoring the French Broad River: A Story Map

See the big picture of how the restoration projects you support are making a difference for the French Broad River. Check out this interactive storymap to see muskie sloughs, restored wetlands, riverside habitat, and much more.

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Restoring Life Along the River 

Can we bring back something that we’ve lost – the kind of natural floodlplain that supports abundant life? A series of restoration projects along the French Broad River are doing exactly that.

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New Life in the Cemetery

An ambitious restoration at this conservation burial ground includes bringing back a wetland that may have been buried for a century. New life started appearing right away.

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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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Lewis Creek Nature Preserve

Lewis Creek Nature Preserve is an 8.3-acre conservation property located in the Edneyville community in Henderson County. The Preserve contains more than 1,500 feet of...
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