THANK YOU! Over 350 people attended tonight's meeting with the Forest Service. The room filled to capacity, and many stood outside in the cold waiting for a chance to get in. Everyone expressed powerful, heartfelt questions and comments, and we sent a very clear message to the Forest Service: Don't Cut Big Ivy. Thank you all immensely for your passion, patience, and perseverance.
The proposed wilderness area and backcountry area map for Big Ivy is supported by over 32 outdoor organizations, including IMBA, Pisgah Area SORBA, Mountain True, Carolina Climbers Coalition, Nantahala Hiking Club, Outdoor Alliance, Blue Ridge Outdoors, and Friends of Big Ivy. It's also supported by local farmers, hunters, anglers, hikers, bikers, equestrians, and community leaders.