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ASHEVILLE – The U.S. Forest Service is asking forest visitors, area residents and others to submit data and information about the current conditions in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.

The Forest Service is currently in the assessment phase of revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan. If you have additional information or data regarding the existing condition of the forests, please provide it at The agency expects to have a draft assessment report available to the public this summer and a final report this fall.

Also, the next sessions held as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process will occur on May 23 and May 30.

The meetings will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • May 23 at Tartan Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 26 Church St., Franklin, N.C. 28734; and
  • May 30 at the NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, N.C. 28806.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to review materials prior to the meeting.

Click here [PDF] to read the meeting flyer.

Help plan the Forests’ future. Learn more at:

-Press release from the U.S. Forest Service, shared April 30.

Angie Newsome

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