Take action for a Plastic-Free WNC
Visit the Plastic-Free WNC website to learn more about our efforts to mitigate single-use plastic pollution in WNC. Get involved by taking action to support plastic-free ordinances in your town, city, or county. >>more
Take Action: Henderson County Comprehensive Plan
Henderson County residents: take action to protect our forests, farms, and rural communities! Attend a County Commission meeting and speak in support of a comprehensive plan that reflects the priorities of our communities. >>more
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MountainTrue’s Statement on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan
The final Nantahala Pisgah Forest Plan will go into effect on March 20, 2023. The following is a statement from MountainTrue: On March 20, after 10 years of public input and planning, the Forest Service will adopt its new management plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests — a disappointing document that is significantly worse than the current plan and contradicts an executive order issued by President Biden that would protect and expand our nation’s old growth forests …
Helping A Member Save the Trees of the Asheville Muni Golf Course
On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, I got an email from Nancy Casey, a MountainTrue member, about a proposal to cut 157 trees from the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. ancy Casey is a resident of the Beverly Hills neighborhood and is active with the Blue Ridge Audubon. Nancy frequently walks and birds around the golf course. She can tell you what birds to expect at various times of the year at each hole and has documented some rare species, like brown-headed nuthatch and pine siskins, using the trees on the course, and knows where the local hawks nest there.
Public Testimony from MountainTrue’s Housing & Transportation Director, Susan Bean
Susan Bean on MountainTrue's support of the missing middle housing study proposed by the City of Asheville: As an environmental advocacy group, MountainTrue recognizes the undeniable connection between the built environment and the natural environment. How we...