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Southern Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is being sued by a coalition of Southern environmental groups to overrule changes that will relax how much scrutiny federal...

Western Carolina University Offering New Program for Aspiring Outdoor Industry Professionals

Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University Marketing Western Carolina University announced the launch of a professional outdoor industry certification program last week. The goal is...

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Asks Hikers to Postpone Long-Distance Trips

Due to the current lack of adequate improvement of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is urging hikers to wait until next...

Pipeline Protest Runner

Mercedes Walters is running long distances in the mountains to raise awareness for the environment and the racial justice movement.  Last year on a mid-September...

The Cicadas are Coming

This spring, after a 17-year hibernation, trillions of cicadas are expected to awaken, emerge from the ground, and take to the skies.  The Brood 10...

Outdoor Updates: Snow Reports, Vital Info for Dog Owners, and New Bike Trails

In case you haven’t noticed this winter has brought favorable conditions to the Blue Ridge region’s ski areas. Looking at reports from West Virginia,...