Recover Brands is a proud member of the I HEART PISGAH coalition, and they have just launched a special I HEART PISGAH t-shirt collection to support our efforts. You can buy t-shirts directly from Recover Brands here. These shirts are made from 100% recycled materials and are available in three different color options. All are sustainable,…

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The Laurel of Asheville published this story about the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan in their most recent issue. The story features I HEART PISGAH and the U.S. Forest Service planning team leader discussing the priorities of the upcoming Forest Plan. A draft of the plan is expected to be released this spring. Thanks to Emma Castleberry…

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Just north in Virginia, pipelines are plowing through Jefferson National Forest. Corridors dozens of miles long are being clearcut for pipelines. Could pipelines be routed through the Pisgah-Nantahala in the coming years? No pipeline restrictions currently exist in the forest plan. “We are seeing the damage and destruction caused by pipelines in the Jefferson National Forest,” says Hannah…

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Bats are often associated with blood-sucking vampires and Halloween horror, but they aren’t the scary creatures they’ve been made out to be. They’re actually some of the most amazing creatures on the planet—and also some of the most endangered. Here are a few things you may not know about bats: 1. Bats don’t want to…

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Southern Appalachia is the salamander capital of the world, with more species and families of salamanders than anywhere else on the planet. They also provide essential services for us and our planet. Salamanders eat mostly invertebrates like flies and beetles, which survive on leaves, and the more leaves left unconsumed means less carbon released into…

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There are four main endangered species of bats in the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest. They all depend on the caves and protected areas of the national forest for their survival. One of them, the gray myotis, is rarely spotted. These cave dwellers have always been hard to please, but with more recent human development, they have…

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