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The Wilderness Society, a conservation organization working to protect the nation’s shared wildlands, has asked stakeholders to step up and speak out against the proposed United States Forest Service management plan that would include logging in 700,000 acres of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests.

According to The Wilderness Society, North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures are “the most vulnerable wild lands in our national forests.” The group wants to see more wilderness area designations in the forest instead of the proposed plan’s focus of opening up portions of the old growth forest for timber management.

Encouraging the public to speak out against the proposed plan, the Wilderness Society noted, “Your comments will help pull these treasures out of areas zoned for timber production, so they can instead be managed for backcountry, ecological, recreation, and wilderness values.”

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On Wednesday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room, "Walking Adventures in Southern France" with Olga Pader.

Pader will give a presentation about her fifth journey on one of the Caminos leading to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, on the Via Tolosana in Southern France which starts in Arles, not far from Marseilles, passes by Toulouse, and reaches the border with Spain at Somport.

The library is located at 149 Siler Road.

 

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Colorful leaf changes seen across Macon County

Nature puts on its finest this time of year in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Scenic leaf-looking drives begin in Macon County with spectacular scenery around every turn.

A trip up the Cullasaja Gorge on 64E will take you to breathtaking waterfalls and colorful autumn splendor.

 

view more breathtaking photos by Vickie Carpenter after the jump!

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In a joint effort between three agencies – Macon Soil and Water Conservation District; North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture: and Farm Services Agency (FSA) – a conference is being held on Friday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cowee School for existing farmers, beginning farmers and ranchers, folks who want to farm, and anyone who wants to know more about agriculture in Macon County.

The conference, Macon County – Farming the Future by Feeding the Community, will provide information, resources, and an opportunity to talk with others who are farming.

A slow-cooked barbecue lunch will be offered at the conference.

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