High Country Office
The High Country Office is located in Boone, serving communities in the Elk and Watauga River basin.
The High Country Office partners with and protects the Elk and Watauga River basin communities in Western North Carolina through the following programs and initiatives:
High Country News
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.read more
MountainTrue announced the winners of the MountainTrue Awards, which were at the organization’s Fall Gathering held at New Belgium Brewing Company in Asheville on October 26. Award honorees are recognized for their hard work and dedication to protecting our forests, mountains, rivers and streams, and to promoting clean energy and sustainability.read more
Wednesday, October 26, join us at New Belgium Brewery in Asheville for our annual Fall Gathering. Expect great beer, delicious food and some sweet, sweet jams from Asheville’s very own The Midnight Plowboys. With our proud mountain heritage, beautiful mountain vistas, lush forests and rushing streams, Western North Carolina is an amazing and special place to call home. The support of our members has helped us fight for our communities and protect one of the richest environments in the world. Come and help us recognize the hard work of our members and volunteers, and to celebrate our accomplishments over the past year.read more
The High Country welcomed MountainTrue High Country Director and new Watauga Riverkeeper Andy Hayslip with a special kick-off event in Boone, NC on March 3. Attendees enjoyed fantastic and creative beers from Appalachian Mountain Brewery, a new Spring special cookie from Appalachia Cookie Company, and music by Boone native Andy Farrell.read more
The High Country welcomes MountainTrue with a kick off event at Appalachian Mountain Brewery in Boone on Thursday, March 3rd at 6pm. The event will feature great beer, music by Andy Ferrell and the unveiling of a tasty new seasonal cookie from Appalachia Cookie Company. A limited-edition poster featuring an illustration of Linville Falls was designed by Open Door Design Studio of Asheville and will be available for purchase at the event.read more