With the support from the National Forest Foundation Wild South has expanded its successful Helping Hands Volunteer Projects to North Carolina this year to include a trails inventory project in the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests. The National Forests of North Carolina will be conducting a systematic survey of trails on the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests and collecting data on their condition and use.
This trail system is an incredible recreational resource that requires a concerted effort to sustain it into the future. Our collaborative project with the Forest Service will be implemented through a dedicated group of volunteers that Wild South will train, organize and coordinate to meet the agency’s management priorities and planning goals.
The NC trail inventory project will provide the USFS with data to assess priorities and inform management decisions regarding recreational resources. The initial inventory will serve as the foundation for an ongoing collaborative effort to maintain a sustainable trail system that satisfies user groups while protecting the integrity of forest ecosystems.
If you are interested in participating in this project please email firstname.lastname@example.org.