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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Conservation Burial Ground Protected

Would you want to go back to nature when you’re gone? Carolina Memorial Sanctuary in Mills River offers a place for people to return their loved ones to the earth, in harmony with nature.

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Welcome to Headwaters State Forest

Lovers of the Southern Appalachian Mountains now have 6,730 more acres to explore, with the opening of Headwaters State Forest! The forest is a mountain wonderland featuring beautiful waterfalls, pristine trout streams, and rare mountain bogs.

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Returning to the Earth

Caroline Yongue founded the first conservation burial ground in North Carolina. It started when her Buddhist teacher asked her to figure out how to take care of a dead body, without embalming, to be taken care of by family and friends.

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