The World’s Tiniest Tarantula Depends on the Pisgah-Nantahala

The Spruce-Fir Moss Spider, known by its scientific name Microhexura montivaga, lives exclusively at high altitudes, above 5,400 feet, most commonly in the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest and Cherokee National Forest. ...
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An Endangered Species in the Pisgah-Nantahala That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You may think there’s not much mystery to a snail, but the Noonday Globe is one of the rarest and least studied creatures in the Pisgah-Nantahala region. Known by its ...
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Send Valentines for the Forest at Second Gear

Throughout February, we will be sending Valentine cards to the Forest Service showing our love for the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest. Stop by Second Gear in West Asheville any time this ...
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Recover Brands Launches I HEART PISGAH Shirt Collection

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 ...
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New Story about Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan

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 ...
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Bats Aren’t Scary. We Are.

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 ...
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Speak Up for Salamanders

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 ...
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Going to bat for bats

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 ...
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No Pipelines in Pisgah

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? ...
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