From the birthplace of American conservation…

…to the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum in Portland, Oregon Post by: Courtney Long, Interpretation Specialist at the Cradle of Forestry in America Trip Outline: North Carolina to Oregon, I accompanied a USFS employee on his move across the country. We traveled through small towns, state parks, farm country, national forests and grasslands, national monuments, and a […]

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NAI Sunny Southeast Blog

For the original post on the NAI website please click here.  Interpreters we are, students we are always Posted on January 31, 2017 by Exploring Jai Edit As interpreters sometimes we can temporarily lose sight of just how much we impact visitor perception of our site, state, region, or even our country. My most recent trip […]

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Tales from the Forest: the American Chestnut

ConCradle educator Courtney Long found herself on a very well-loved trail in Pisgah National Forest. Although atypically warm for this late autumn afternoon, the colors remained mesmerizing. She was on the hunt for a very special find that a forest visitor discovered. She was seeking a tree that had once dominated forests of western North Carolina. […]

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Another Year Past: 2016 Highlights at the Cradle of Forestry in America

The holidays usually afford the time to reflect on the previous year and mull over our goals for the next. The 2016 season at the Cradle of Forestry in America felt packed with events, outreach opportunities and chances to explore more of our Pisgah National Forest. It’s bizarre to spend so much time looking forward to each celebration and then to be here in mid-December looking back on them. Let’s throwback to 5 of our favorite memories from the 2016 season.

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Peeling Back the Bark: FHS

The Gift of the Pisgah National Forest     October 17, 2016 by Jamie Lewis   On October 17, 1916, the Pisgah National Forest was the first national forest established under the Weeks Act of 1911. Written by FHS historian Jamie Lewis, this post was originally published in the online version of the Asheville Citizen-Times on October […]

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NAI Sunny Southeast “BioBlitz Bliss” by Cindy Carpenter

For the original NAI post on their website please click here. BioBlitz Bliss Posted on September 27, 2016 by ccarpenter02 BioBlitz Bliss by Cindy Carpenter This past weekend we held the first ever and long awaited bioblitz at the Cradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest. The Pink Beds BioBlitz, named for a high elevation […]

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Schenck You and Ribbon Cutting

In 2016 during the annual “Schenck You” event the Pisgah Field School, which operates under the non-profit Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, hosted their ribbon cutting ceremony. Schenck You is an after hours event where sponsors, partners, volunteers and the like are invited for appreciation and celebration of their services. This clip was published […]

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Digital Heritage

The following is an article published by Digital Heritage.  The Cradle of Forestry Planning his Biltmore Estate in the late 1800s, George W. Vanderbilt hired Frederick Law Olmstead to create several acres of magnificent gardens and to design the terraces and grounds adjacent to the main house. Olmstead is also well known as the person […]

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Visit Waterfalls NC Clip

Cindy Carpenter has led interpretation and education programs at the Cradle for many years. This video by Visit Waterfalls NC was published to YouTube in 2012. 

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