Deep Roots in a Family Forest 

Elaine Friebele and her family are restoring the health of a forest in Fairview that has been in their family for generations. Here’s how they transformed it from a white pine monoculture to a certified sustainable working forest.

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Johnson Branch Member’s Hike

Join Trails Specialist Peter Barr and Community Engagement Manager Ericka Berg on a members only hike at Johnson Branch conservation easement in Transylvania County.

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87 Acres on French Broad River Protected

An 87-acre former sod farm on the French Broad River in Mills River could be the site of a new floodplain restoration, similar to the nearby Mouth of Mud Creek restoration. There’s also potential for public river access.

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A Dream of Rivers

Woody Platt of the Steep Canyon Rangers is working with his neighbors to restore the East Fork of the French Broad River.

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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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