Conservation Education Hits the Trail

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

A prominent mountain near Morganton, North Carolina has become a more popular hiking destination thanks to Wildlife Forever. Located on the east rim of the scenic Linville Gorge, Table Rock rises 2,000 feet above the river gorge and is visible from many areas in the state’s mountainous western region. Table Rock provides ample hunting, hiking, and rock climbing opportunities. More than 12,000 people visit annually. The heavy traffic was destroying rare plants. Now, six interpretive trail signs in the area call attention to the rare plants and the area’s ecosystem. Destruction of the rare plants has been reduced, and interviews of visitors to the area show the signs are indeed helping and adding to the enjoyment of the area.