“A Look Back in Time”

CRADLE OF FORESTRY VISITOR CENTER DESTROYED BY FIRE 33 YEARS AGO BY: Robert Beanblossom Photo attributes to: National Forests of North Carolina Historic Photographs, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 28804 ______________________________ The original visitor center at the Cradle of Forestry in America was destroyed by a fire on the night […]

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Pre/Post Trip Resources

Environmental education takes a holistic and objective approach to inspiring youth to one day make informed, responsible decisions regarding ecological issues. This method goes beyond the scope of your field trip to the Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site or any other environmental education facility. Your trip to the Cradle helps reinforce NC curriculum […]

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Amphitheater

Amphitheater Rates: Non- Profit Half Day Full Day For-Profit Half Day Full Day     Additional Services Catering   Guided Tour   *Your rental fee includes access to the Cradle of Forestry hiking trails and indoor exhibits.

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Episode of ‘Lassie’ filmed in Pisgah

Story written by Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site volunteer caretaker Bob Beanblossom and published in Blue Ridge Now. Click here for the original post. Based upon a 1938 short story, which was later adapted into a full-length novel, by English-American author Eric Knight, “Lassie” became the subject of several movies and a popular television series […]

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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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