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Forest Service warns of coyote attack on Uwharrie Trail

Forest Service warns of coyote attack on Uwharrie Trail

Local
Coyote - Stock Image (Harry Collins / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO — The U.S. Forest Service is warning visitors to be on alert following a recent coyote attack on a trail in the Uwharrie National Forest. In what is being called an isolated incident, early Saturday morning two individuals received minor injuries after being attacked by a coyote on the Uwharrie Trail near Big Island Creek. The U.S. Forest Service and N.C. state officials are working to locate the coyote involved.  According to a press release, encountering coyotes and other wildlife can be a common occurrence in the Uwharrie National Forest. Officials offered the following tips: Know before you go—contact the District Ranger’s office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or visit the ...
U.S. Forest Service proposes recreation fee changes on Uwharrie National Forest

U.S. Forest Service proposes recreation fee changes on Uwharrie National Forest

Government
(bodnarphoto / Adobe Stock) ASHEVILLE, N.C. (NCnfs) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to change recreation fees at two sites on the Uwharrie National Forest and the public is invited to provide input to proposed fee changes for 60 days beginning on June 23rd, 2023 and ending on August 22nd, 2023. The goal of these changes is to improve visitor experiences through site upgrades paid for by the collected fees.  These fee changes are only proposed. After public comment is received, the Forest will assess the comments and concerns and then present the fee proposals to the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC) at a future date. "The Uwharrie National Forest provides a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors and we are continually working on ways...
Smoke From Controlled Burn Seen Across Randolph County

Smoke From Controlled Burn Seen Across Randolph County

Local
ASHEBORO N.C. - Smoke from a controlled burn in the Uwharrie National Forest is creating hazy conditions across Randolph County. Today the National Forest Service is burning around 900 acres of land in the Uwharrie National Forest near Mt. Gilead. The US Forest Service says the goals of the prescribed burn is "to reduce available fuels for large fire growth in the recreational area, support low browse forage for wildlife, and enhance the rare Montane Longleaf Pine ecosystem and also the Oak, Hickory, and Shortleaf Pine ecosystem." The following trails will be temporarily closed for burn operations starting this morning: TR717 Burl Tree Way TR715 Tananger TR716 Rudolph TR714 Wren TR713 River Those trails are set to reopen on Wednesday March 23rd 2022, once Forest Ser...