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North Fork French Broad Wild and Scenic Storymap Available!

Posted: 08/24/2023
By: Grace Hassler

The North Fork of the French Broad, a class IV+ creeking destination in western North Carolina, is now eligible for National Wild and Scenic River designation! More work is needed to help this river gain its well-deserved Wild and Scenic status. Once designated, the North Fork of the French Broad will forever be protected from development projects like dams - a huge victory for a river that was almost lost to them twice in the last 60 years. Explore this interactive storymap to learn more about the North Fork of the French Broad’s history, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and how you can support the river’s journey toward Wild and Scenic River status.

Don’t forget to show your support for a Wild and Scenic North Fork of the French Broad by signing on to our petition at the bottom of the storymap page.


Kevin Colburn

Asheville, NC

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