Friends of Big Ivy is a federal 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Big Ivy section of Pisgah National Forest. We focus on U.S. Forest Service management, trail maintenance, and watershed protection.


We are a grassroots coalition of local farmers, families, landowners, teachers, artists, attorneys, local business leaders, clergy, hikers, equestrians, hunters, mountain bikers, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.


We oppose commercial logging in Big Ivy and support responsible, sustainable management of the forest.


We organize volunteer trail maintenance, trash pickups, and creek cleanups. We also work together with various user groups to ensure the long-term health of the forest resources.