The U.S. Forest Service announces additional Temporary Special Use Permits for the Nantahala River.
The ACA recognizes that there are a wide diversity of users seeking access to this classic whitewater river and the U.S. Forest Service has been faced with a challenging situation.
Although the decision of District Ranger Michael Wilkins of the Nantahala Ranger District is a step in the right direction, it ultimately fell short of providing the appropriate acccess needs to the diverse range of groups involved.The ACA will continue to work on behalf of all paddlers to improve access to the Nantahala River in western North Carolina.
As we move forward, we need your input as we continue to advocate for appropriate access to the Nantahala River for a variety of paddling groups.
Please email your thoughts, suggestions and comments to the ACA Director of Stewardship & Public Policy.