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Forest Service Considers Pulling Thousands of Its Own Scientists from the Field

The U.S. Forest Service is on the verge of approving a massive restructuring that will remove land management planning from individual forests, according to...

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Here Kitty Kitty: Stalking the Eastern Cougar

Are there catamounts in these hills? If mountain lions aren’t here already, they’ll be arriving soon.

A Day in the Life of a Snowmaker

It’s a tough job, but the five million people that hit the slopes below the Mason-Dixon every year are saying somebody’s got to do it.

The Best Damn Ski Runs, Period

In a perfect world, you’d have time to ski all 16 Southeastern resorts in one season. It’s a beautiful dream that most likely will never happen. Forget work and other obligations, we only have three months of skiable weather down here. With a 90-day window to take your turns, you can’t ski it all. You have to be picky. Ski the best and forget the rest. And here they are—the best ski runs in the Southeast.

Why is the Blue Ridge Blue?

The famous blue haze suffusing the Blue Ridge Mountains is not an actual mist but rather a combination of physics, chemistry, and biology.