Foothills Conservancy Hosts Presentation on the History of Pisgah National Forest by Author Marci Spencer, February 20

WHAT: Presentation: A History of Pisgah National Forest

WHO: Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

WHERE: Historic Burke County Courthouse, 102 E Union St, Morganton, NC 28655

WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016 • 10:30 a.m. – noon

COST: Free to Foothills Conservancy members; Non-members $10

On Saturday, February 20, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina hosts “A History of Pisgah National Forest,” a presentation by author Marci Spencer beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Burke County Courthouse in downtown Morganton.

Pisgah National Forest includes more than half-a-million acres in three districts in Western North Carolina. Spencer’s presentation will introduce attendees to conservationists, foresters, historians, and others who have shaped the rich history of Pisgah National Forest.

Since 2004, Foothills Conservancy has added more than 3,600 acres to Pisgah National Forest adjoining the Linville Gorge and above Lake James and at Catawba Falls.

A naturalist and historian, Marci Spencer is the author of Pisgah National Forest: A History (2014) and Clingmans Dome: Highest Mountain in the Great Smokies (2013) both published by History Press. She is also the author of a children’s book Potluck, Message Delivered: “The Great Smoky Mountains are Saved!” which is inspired by true events. She is a certified North Carolina environmental educator and a Blue Ridge naturalist.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Thursday, February 18 to Foothills Conservancy Development Director Beth Willard-Patton at 828-437-9930 or via email at The presentation is free to Foothills Conservancy members; for non-members the cost to attend is $10.