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AW Secures Grant for NC Forest Planning Collaborative

03/13/2018 - by Kevin Colburn

American Whitewater is pleased to share that we were recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to support professional facilitation for the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership. The Partnership is made up of a diverse range of regional interest groups working together to create a shared vision for the future management of the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests.

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NC National Forests to Host Summer Meetings on Plan Ideas

06/22/2017 - by Kevin Colburn

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests will hold open houses at district offices in June and July 2017 to provide the public with opportunities to talk with Forest staff about local issues, district project, and forest plan revision. We encourage paddlers to go chat up your local ranger at one of these meetings and offer your perspective. American Whitewater has been working with the US Forest Service (FS) and a diverse range of regional groups for the past 3 years to develop a new management plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests in Western North Carolina. It is coming along well, and your involvement could help make it even better.

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Paddlers Rally for River Protection in Western NC

12/17/2015 - by Kevin Colburn

This week marked a major milestone in our efforts to protect Western North Carolina streams using the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. American Whitewater and numerous paddlers wrote to the Forest Service to share the exemplary values of the region's whitewater gems and to argue for their full protection. We would like to thank all the paddlers that attended a public meeting or wrote an email to the Forest Service.

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Share Your Wild and Scenic North Carolina Opinions

07/07/2014 - by Kevin Colburn

Help protect rivers in Western North Carolina!  On Thursday, July 10, 2014, the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests will be hosting a meeting in Asheville to solicit public input on their current Forest Planning effort. A lunch-time Wild and Scenic River session will be offered for people to recommend new protections and improved management.  You can expect a poster or two to check out, a friendly Forest Service staffer to chat with, and some comment cards to fill out.  There may be no easier way to save rivers on your lunch break!  

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AW Contributes to NC National Forest Planning

05/23/2013 - by Kevin Colburn

Earlier this month American Whitewater filed comments on the "assessment phase" of the forest planning process for the two National Forests in Western North Carolina.  We offered information on rivers that are regulated by hydropower dams, as well as advocating for protection of the region's remaining wild and free-flowing rivers.  

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