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mountain report

Reforestation Shows Comeback
on Forest Service Lands

And, West Virginia's Blair Mountain, site of a 1921 battle
between union members and mining companies, has been
restored to the National Register of Historic Places.
by Cathryn McCue
The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust has made its largest land purchase ever-some 2,050 acres of Pine Mountain.

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ARound the Region

ARound the Region

The U.S. Forest Service, whose Blue Ridge
region covers nine national forests from
Alabama to Virginia, increased its forest
restoration efforts by 9 percent since 2011,
even though fighting wildfires is devouring more than half its annual budget. An
important restoration tool is timber removal, which improves forest resiliency
against fires, droughts and other impacts.
Other tools: improving wildlife habitat
and controlling invasive species. The report featured the Grandfather Restoration
Project in North Carolina to remove Japanese knotweed from the Wilson Creek
Wild and Scenic River Corridor. fs.fed.us

In late April, the board of the nonprofit
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation issued a
statement opposing two huge proposed
pipelines that would cross the iconic 469mile byway carrying natural gas from
fracking operations in West Virginia. Established in 1997, the foundation is the
official fundraising partner with the Blue
Ridge Parkway, raising more than $10
million to help preserve and enhance the
parkway. "Allowing pipelines to bisect the
Parkway and mar these magnificent vistas
would be a horrendous mistake that we
could never repair," said board chair Jack
Betts. brpfoundation.org

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016

Happy 100th to Our National Parks
West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
The Southern Mountain Bucket List
The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Letters/Worth a Click
From the Editor
Contributors’ Notes
Mill Creek Stories
Mountain Report
Great Buys
Creature Feature
The Hike
Festivals & Events
Country Roads
Mountain Garden
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 6
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Letters/Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Contributors’ Notes
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Great Buys
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Happy 100th to Our National Parks
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Southern Mountain Bucket List
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 46
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover4
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