On any August Saturday afternoon, beer drinkers stand on the New Belgium patio looking down as scores, even hundreds, of tubers drift by on the French Broad River. It’s a scene that didn’t exist ten years ago, and one reflective of the increasing importance of the French Broad River. A newly-formed organization, the French Broad River Partnership, is leading the effort to put a monetary … Continue reading What’s the French Broad River Worth to Our Communities?
Made possible with support from the city of Brevard, Blue Earth consulting, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Continue reading 2019 French Broad River Partnership Meeting
With Delayed Harvest Trout Waters now open, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, in particular trout anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Read more. Continue reading NCWRC seeks hellbender sightings
Asheville, North Carolina — As a trio of kids on inner tubes quietly floated down the French Broad River outside Rosman, North Carolina, a nearby snorkeler broke the river’s surface, disturbing the quiet with a quick clearing of water from his snorkel. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Jason Mays was searching the river bottom for 300 wavy-rayed lampmussels, freshwater mussels stocked by the Service … Continue reading Wavyrayed lampmussel returns to the French Broad River