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Outdoor Updates: NC species are being considered for the Endangered Species Act

A North Carolina species of fish and salamander are being considered for the Endangered Species Act The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed the Carolina madtom catfish and the Neuse River waterdog salamander for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Carolina madtom is described as a “small but feisty” catfish by the Center…
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West Virginia State Parks celebrates grand opening of Pipestem Peaks Zipline tour at Pipestem Resort State Park

Zipline tours are officially underway at Pipestem Resort State Park, and just in time for summer. West Virginia State Parks unveiled the state’s newest aerial adventure Thursday with the first trips on a series of ziplines that let riders soar for more than a mile above the breathtaking Bluestone National Scenic River. “This is truly…
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Outdoor Updates: Chronic wasting disease confirmed in Culpeper County, Va

Chronic wasting disease confirmed in Culpeper County, Va Chronic wasting disease, an incurable neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose in North America, has infected deer in Virginia for more than nine years. For the first time, however, the disease has been found in Culpeper County, more than 40 miles from the nearest known…
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U.S. Forest Service releases draft Nantahala and Pisgah forest plan for public comment

Drafts of the Nantahala and Pisgah forest plan and environmental impact statement (EIS) are now available. A formal 90-day public review and comment period has begun on February 14. The proposed plan is built on significant public engagement and the best available science to guide forest management for the next 15 years. It recognizes the multiple…
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Twelve-mile timber project approved in Pisgah National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has completed an environmental assessment and made a final decision on the Twelve Mile Project, one of the largest timber sales in the history of Pisgah National Forest, the Citizen Times reports. The U.S. Forest Service says on their website that the “Twelve Mile Project will help maintain a healthy and…
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New study finds runners in the U.S. are getting slower

New study finds runners in the U.S. are getting slower A new study by RunRepeat analyzing 19.6 million results from over 16 thousand marathons has found that marathoners around the world, and especially in the U.S., are getting slower. The study found that in 1986 the average finish time was 3:52:35 and today it’s 4:32:49,…
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Trout stocked year-round for anglers in WV

Trout stocked year-round for anglers in WV Since January, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists have been stocking trout in lakes and streams around the state. “We start stocking trout in January in some select waters,” Jim Hendrick, DNR’s hatchery program manager, said in a press release, “Then as February and March come along,…
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Tennessee-born kayaker makes second tallest waterfall descent on record

Photo by Alejandro Soffia – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ Tennessee-born kayaker makes second tallest waterfall descent on record Last Friday, Tennessee-born kayaker Dane Jackson made the second tallest waterfall descent in known history down Chile’s 134-foot Salto del Maule waterfall. Jackson originally set his sights on Salto del Maule over five years ago and has spent years gathering…
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