The Boone Film Festival has selected Speaking for Trees, the 10-minute video written and produced by I HEART PISGAH kids about protecting the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest. The film will be screened at the film festival next month and was selected for both the Youth Film category and the Environmental Film category. Kids from four-years-old to…

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This fall, the Forest Service is completing a 30-year plan that will decide how much of the forest is cut and how much is protected. Young people will be most affected by this 30-year plan, but their voices have not been included so far. Our children will be inheriting the forest and the decisions made…

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You already know that Buncombe County is the most populous and developed county in Western North Carolina. But you probably didn’t know that it’s also home to one of the largest old-growth forests in the East. The Craggies—a section of Pisgah National Forest in the northeast corner of Buncombe County near Barnardsville—is one of the…

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The results are in. Over 22,000 comments have flooded the Forest Service as it prepares to release a 20-year management plan for the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest. This plan will decide how much forest will be cut and how much will be protected. Over 92 percent of the comments support stronger protections for the forest. The…

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