Recipient of the Cradle of Forestry in America, receiving the Mountain Heritage award, 1997.
- Native Plants Western North Carolina is covered with plants indigenous to the Appalachian Mountains. Here is a short list of the plants found throughout the Linville Falls area. Flowering […]
- Old Growth Forests Old-Growth forests conjures up visions of the great forests that once covered most of eastern north America, and of towering trees undisturbed by logging and human settlement. They provide […]
- Land Trusts Some of Appalachia’s most special places are protected through land trusts. These non-profit organizations work with private landowners and other organizations to protect places of […]
- Cradle of Forestry In the early 20th century, the Appalachian forest was subjected to devastating large-scale commercial exploitation for the first time. At the same time, pioneering conservationists were […]
- Mountain Heritage Award Winners Western Carolina University created the Mountain Heritage Award in 1976. According to then Chancellor, H.F. Robinson, the award recognizes “outstanding contributions to the […]