Category Archives: Conservation

USGS Water Measuring Presentation Coming Up at AB Tech

Ever wonder how those on-line Stream Monitoring gauges work…or why they sometimes don’t?  Or who decides which streams have them…and how?  Check out this free presentation coming up at AB Tech and get all your questions answered.      

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Volunteers Needed to Patch-Up Max Patch Pond

The USFS is will be working to re-foliate some of the shoreline of Max Patch Pond on Thursday, 2 April and needs volunteers.  The work will run from about 10am-2pm and involve “live-staking” young tree cuttings.   If you’ve never visited … Continue reading

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“Green Man” Wows Chapter Meeting

Many thanks to Jeff Curtis who brought his two beautiful hawks, Green Man and Trace, to last night’s chapter meeting to help us learn more about the ancient sport of falconry and about raptors here in WNC.  Everyone present was in … Continue reading

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Conservation Fund Angling Survey

The Conservation Fund has invited our members to participate in a survey on the economic impacts of fishing in WNC.  The survey has a particular focus on Heritage Trout Waters but goes beyond that also.  Their goal is to demonstrate the economic … Continue reading

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Most Trails and Roads Reopened in Trace Ridge Area

The U.S. Forest Service has reopened most of the trails and roads in the Trace Ridge and Wash Creek areas of Henderson County in the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. The closures were necessary to implement portions of the … Continue reading

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Note from the Conservation Chair

Dear Land O’ Sky Trout Unlimited Members, Now that we are thawing out from a long cold winter and getting back onto our home waters, it is time to start thinking about where we should be putting our conservation efforts.  … Continue reading

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Courthouse Creek Road to Close for Construction

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., April 23, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service will replace a low water ford on Courthouse Creek Road (Forest Service Road 140), located in the Pisgah Ranger District off Highway 215 in Transylvania County just north of … Continue reading

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West Fork Pigeon C&R….Good News and Bad News

Our efforts to help get the 1/2 mile of the West Fork of the Pigeon River below the Lake Logan dam designated as “Catch & Release” water fell short of the mark yesterday but still made a difference.  The State Fish … Continue reading

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Ecosystem Improvement Project to Begin in Pisgah Ranger District

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service will soon begin the first phase of an ecosystem improvement project in the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, that includes 64 acres of timber harvesting. The effort, called … Continue reading

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LOSTU Supports Creation of Catch & Release Water on West Fork Pigeon

Our chapter has submitted comment in support of a Proposed Regulation Change that would create a stretch of Catch and Release only trout water on the West Fork Pigeon River.  The stretch would be about 1/2 mile long and located between the Lake … Continue reading

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