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    Bridal Veil Falls

    The first falls of the Little River, Bridal Veil is probably the most unique. First, it drops off an overhanging ledge which allows visitors to walk underneath...

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Do you have a smartphone?  Play in DuPont State Recreational Forest? Check out the new digital map from Friends of DuPont Forest at http://mapstore.avenza.com/public/103395/ Avenza is a free download; the new map costs $4.99 with proceeds going back into Forest projects. This is the most up-to-date map of DSRF available, and the Avenza app lets you track your rides/hikes via GPS signal (cell signal  not needed!). Note, the “Get Map” link works best when clicked from your smartphone.  First download the free Avenza PDF Map app, then purchase the…

“Listed Animal Species” Take the Spotlight North Carolina’s “listed animal species” took center stage in the Aleen Steinberg Center classroom on July 31st. Species that make this list are at risk of extinction. The slide show and lecture played to a full house as Alan Cameron, a volunteer with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission since 2005, introduced us to thirteen “listed animal species” including: one snake, one lizard, one turtle, one rodent, four bats, and five salamanders. Alan, an intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency for 37…

I recently passed my one‐year mark as Forest Supervisor, taking the helm from David Brown. David’s accomplishments are too numerous to recount here but under his direction the foundation was established for how the Forest is managed, protected, and promoted. I have been challenged, as never before in my career, to maintain David’s high level of achievement while learning to operate one the most popular State Forests in the country. I am grateful for what he has left for me to manage and build upon.. . . Continue reading:  Forest Supervisor Report – October 2014  

There are so many wonderful people who give of their time and talent to make DuPont Forest the jewel that it is. When I think of our amazing volunteers, two people who always come to mind for me are Peg and Dan Bresnahan. I recently had the chance to ask the following questions of this dynamic duo:

Our vision is to bring public school students from elementary and middle schools in North Carolina and other states into natural areas near their homes and schools. Merging the energy of young students with the energy of these outdoor places sets the stage for deeply felt experiences that will bring a “backyard” presence to North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study, particularly in Science. Our vision is to create in children a life-long love of nature and to do this in a way that enhances academic achievement, inspires the…