Have your say in what happens to our forests, water and communities. With MountainTrue, you can join forces with citizens from across the region and your community to:
- Influence public policy to better address development pressures.
- Safeguard the treasures of our public forests, including an array of wildlife, old growth stands, and rare ecosystems.
- Preserve working farms and traditional mountain communities.
- Halt the proliferation of exotic invasive plant species that threaten native ecosystems.
- Expand our ability to rigorously monitor and protect water quality.
Keep checking this page for updates on our campaigns!
As part of the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process, the U.S. Forest Service will hold six open house events across the region from late June to early August to provide the public with opportunities to talk with Forest Service staff about local issues, district projects, and the forest plan revision.
If you care about Western North Carolina’s national forests, enjoy our beautiful mountain vistas and hiking trails, or playing in the many streams and swimming holes within Pisgah and Nantahala, this is your opportunity to talk directly with Forest Service staff one-on-one about how the forest will be managed for the years to come.
A bill on the move in the North Carolina General Assembly would benefit billboard companies at the expense of our environment, our local governments and taxpayers. Take action today and tell your legislators today to oppose H581. Ask them to stand with our communities and oppose billboard industry special interests.
The House refused to go along with a Senate budget proposal that included steep cuts to the Department of Environmental Quality. The House budget proposal is much better on state funding for DEQ. Calls and emails from MountainTrue and other organizations encouraged House members to keep critical funding for DEQ. Let’s keep up the pressure and make sure that DEQ has the resources to protect our environment and our communities.
On Wednesday April 12, MountainTrue staff met with Congressman Patrick McHenry’s Regional Representative, Roger Kumpf, to talk about some of our concerns with the Trump Administration’s spending and regulatory priorities. We delivered a letter (see below) focusing on President Trump’s proposed 31% cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency — a reckless and extreme proposal that would endanger the health and wellbeing of communities across the country and right here in Western North Carolina.
Meet some of our hardworking and dedicated AmeriCorps. The federal agency that supports the AmeriCorps service program is one of 18 agencies that are recommended for elimination in the White House’s recent budget proposal. Please take a moment to call your members of Congress and let them know that AmeriCorps is making a difference in our community.
The current Congress is hard at work. Unfortunately, instead of working in the public interest and to protect the natural resources we all depend on, many lawmakers are determined to dismantle regulations and structures that protect public and environmental health — all in the name of saving industry the cost of doing business in a responsible way.
Congress is well on its way to making it easier to privatize our public lands. The House approved a package of rules that sets a zero-dollar value on federally protected lands that are transferred to states. By devaluing federal lands, Congress is paving the way to hand them over to states that cannot afford to manage these lands and will likely seek to raise funds by selling off our national treasures to developers or to mining, fracking and logging industries. Act now to protect America’s public lands!
For years MountainTrue has worked in partnership with our community to achieve clean up of toxic pollution at the CTS of Asheville site. Now, EPA has finally developed a clean-up plan for the site, and we need your help to make sure it gets implemented as thoroughly and quickly as possible.