The comment period for the US National Forest Service's plan for Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests is ending soon. This plan will affect the future of Pisgah and Nantahala for at least the next 15 years!
Our friends (and nonprofit partners) at Carolina Climbers Coalition have identified several issues with the plan that they feel could negatively impact the climbing community if not addressed.
From the CCC: "Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests are home to more than 3,000 climbing routes and over 75 cliffs, crags, and boulder fields that offer a diverse range of climbing—everything from bouldering, sport, trad, aid, ice, and even 1,000-foot multipitch walls."
Our friends (and nonprofit partners) at I Heart Pisgah are also urging comments to the USFS to support the permanent protection of the 16,000-acre Craggy Mountain Wilderness and National Scenic Area.
If you are a supporter of our public outdoor spaces we encourage you to read up on the plan and make your voice heard before the comment period closes on June 29th!