At an April 21 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners lent their unanimous support to designating 16,000 acres of the Pisgah National Forest in the county’s northeast as the Craggy Mountain Wilderness and National Scenic Area. And on April 28, Duke Energy unveiled the most detailed public explanation to date of how company leaders are thinking about the longer-term future.
As the WNC Nature Center’s wildlife rehabilitation activities wind down, Appalachian Wild swoops in with plans for a center to accept animals needing care. The new Candler-based facility will open soon to serve as a triage facility where animals will be held and evaluated before being transported to licensed rehabilitators.
Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place at Addison Farms Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 6.