Fins and Fens
November 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In the middle of Pisgah National Forest lies 100 private acres that have been protected for nearly 80 years. The owner of the property will take us on a walk that showcases the efforts of an individual who has devoted his life to protecting and restoring wildlife habitat as it was viewed by American settlers. This hike is appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Over a mile of pristine waters have been carefully managed so that once again, people may have the opportunity to see wild salmonids create their redds in a streambed. Mountain bogs were also commonplace for early pioneers but are now considered to be one of the most endangered ecosystems in the country. An elevated walkway allows visitors access to explore one of these sensitive areas, and there is an ongoing effort to restore the native flora and fauna within.
Along our path, we will also view century-old conifers in the surrounding forest, relax in a peaceful meadow, tour a historic log cabin (circa 1850’s), and enjoy many other special features that are unique to this property.
Our guide, Chris Holler has a degree in Fish & Wildlife Management and is a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited, NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation (lifetime), is a NC Lifetime Sportsman, and is a member of the National Speleological Society. He is a fly fisher of nearly 50 years and has been instructing much of that time. He became interested in the outdoors at an early age and I want to expose children to the natural world as early as possible. Brief Bio: Chris Holler has a degree in Fish & Wildlife Management and is a member of Trout Unlimited (lifetime), NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation (lifetime), a NC. Lifetime Sportsman, and a member of the National Speleological Society. He is a fly fisher of nearly 50 years and has been instructing much of that time.
This event is part of NCWF’s Walks on the Wild Side series that creates opportunities for the public to learn about and connect with the natural wonders of North Carolina.