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Pisgah National Forest : a history / Marci Spencer ; foreword by James G. Lewis, PhD.

Spencer, Marci, (author.). Lewis, James G., (writer of foreword.).


"When George Vanderbilt constructed the Biltmore House, he hired forester Gifford Pinchot and later Dr. Carl A. Schenck to manage his forests. Over 80,000 of his woodland acres became the home of America's first forestry school and the heart of the East'sfirst national forest formed under the Weeks Act. Now comprising more than 500,000 acres, Pisgah National Forest holds a vast history and breathtaking natural scenery. The forest sits in the heart of the southern Appalachians and includes Linville Gorge,Catawba Falls, Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River, Roan Mountain, Max Patch, Shining Rock Wilderness and Mount Pisgah. Author and naturalist Marci Spencer treks through the human, political and natural history that has formed Pisgah National Forest." -- Provided by publisher.
"A history of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626196346
  • ISBN: 1626196346
  • Physical Description: 206 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Coming to the mountains -- A gentleman comes -- U.S. Forestry education : the beginning -- Establishing Pisgah National Forest -- Moving forward -- Grandfather Ranger District -- Appalachian Ranger District -- Pisgah Ranger District.
Subject: Natural history > North Carolina > Pisgah National Forest.
Pisgah National Forest (N.C.) > History.

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