Article in The Transylvania Times Click here
by Park Baker
A new organization, The Pisgah Conservancy, has recently been formed to address a lack of infrastructure funding in Pisgah National Forest.
Nearly all public land managers rely on volunteer groups for trail maintenance, educational outreach and fundraising.
Impassioned groups like the Friends of DuPont State Recreational Forest and the Friends of Gorges State Park have volunteered hundreds of hours to offset a lack in funding because their members care.
A friends group is precisely what John Cottingham was looking for when he went into the …
Article in singletracks.com click here
by Jackson W Moody
Spring is upon us. The weather is warming up, and the snow is on its way out. It’s time to get out and ride, but chances are your local trails are in need of some attention before traffic increases this spring. The freeze-thaw cycle has pushed up hundreds of rocks, dozens of branches have fallen, and the trail is covered with ruts from all the people who rode during the wet weather last winter.
In most cases your local trail system is probably built …