pisgahwaterfallWNCA, Asheville Green Drinks and Sierra Club will present, WNC Mountain Treasures: the Future of our National Forests,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 5) at the Unitarian Church, 1 Edwin Place.

Presenter Jill Gottesman of The Wilderness Society will discuss the current revision plans of the U.S. Forest Service for management of our forests, and the nearly one-third of a million acres in WNC for which wed like better protection.

The North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures are 41 areas within our Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests that stand out with special conservation and recreation values. The United States Forest Service has begun to revise the management plan for our public forests in Western North Carolina, so we now have an important opportunity to gain better protection for these valuable places. This campaign promotes the Mountain Treasure areas within the new forest plan as The Wilderness Society, our partners, and a growing collaboration of groups are working towards a management plan for Nantahala and Pisgah that reflects today’s diverse needs, uses, and values of our National Forests.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email judymattox@sbcglobal.net or call (828) 683-2176.