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Cherokee Indians in NC sign first pact with US Forest Service

The tribal agreement reduces fire risk, restores oak forests, improves wildlife habitat, creates early successional habitat, promotes cultural tourism and recreation, and reduces risk to tribal trust lands. Most similar tribal agreements involve lands in th western US.

Sunday hunting not permitted on state forests, only on private property in Va.

“While a new law allowing hunting in Virginia on Sundays went into effect July 1st, that law applies only to private lands,” said Gary Heiser, manager of Virginia’s 24 State Forests. “Hunting on Sunday is still prohibited on public lands, including the State Forests.”

April 10 public meeting on PWC plans to spray Bull Run Mountain area for canker worms

The Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Division of the Prince William County Department of Public Works will host a public meeting April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Station to discuss the schedule and purpose for an aerial spraying to control fall cankerworms in the Bull Run Mountain area.

New state park to be created in Loudoun County near Purcellville

Virginia state parks popular with visitors; Leesylvania in PWC ranks fourth

Virginia State Parks once again set a new attendance record with 8,871,822 visitors in 2013, 6 percent higher than 2012’s record attendance of 8,366,179.

Christmas bird count set for Dec. 29 in Nokesville

The Nokesville Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 29, 2013, beginning at 7 a.m. There are three ways people can help. RSVP in required, says Prince William Conservation Alliance that is coordinating the local effort.

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