Courthouse Wildlife Field Project
October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Courthouse wildlife field project is a non-commercial wildlife habitat project that is a part of the 2013 Courthouse Creek Project. The project is noted by #4, highlighted gold and listed under New Wildlife Fields map legend on the accompanying decision map. This field will be a 3-acre permanent wildlife opening at an elevation of just above 3800 ft. Planting will consist of USFS and NCWRC approved grasses and forbs. The project will involve the removal of the existing trees within the 3-acre boundary by a hired contractor. Field prep and seeding will be done by NCWRC and FWCC.
The Courthouse Creek Project is a complex of much needed restoration that benefits both forest and wildlife health.
The area’s deer and grouse populations are in decline due to a lack of young forest or early successional habitat. The future wildlife field is located on FS Road 5038 and will complement the newly created early successional habitat for golden winged warbler nearby. This wildlife opening will create permanent habitat for a diverse group of species. Funding and resources will consist of the main sponsors listed above, future co-sponsors, other donations, and fund- raising events. Funding will be run through The Pisgah Conservancy, a 501-(c)3, under the Courthouse Wildlife Field Project. Sponsors and co-sponsors will be listed on future banners, tee shirts, and other publicity items concerning the project. All donations to TPC are tax deductible. Co-sponsorship spots are available for a minimum $500 donation or equivalent item, or service related to the fund raising or project itself. The project target completion and spring planting is by May 31, 2022.
On October 24,2021 at Headwaters Outfitters , Rosman, NC 2pm -6pm – FWCC will host a fundraising event and sponsor and co-sponsor appreciation day. Activities will include a wild game chili cooking contest and local pepper sampling. Also a corn hole tournament , dart tournament ,music , food truck ,project tee shirts, silent auction and more. Food truck and beer sales also on site.
On January 15,2021 at Headwaters Outfitters , Rosman , NC 10am-3pm -FWCC and North Carolina Bowhunters Association will host WNC Wildlife Day and Measuring Day. At 10 am there will be a presentation on the Courthouse Wildlife opening and other work FWCC members are doing in Pisgah. Other presentations and vendors to be announced.
For more information on how to donate to the Courthouse Field Project please visit: https://www.pisgahconservancy.org/upcoming-events/courthouse-wildlife-field-project.html