In Search of Smallmouth Bass

While the extreme drought of 2008 was not good for farming, lawns, or landscaping, it brought great opportunities to wade fish the big western North Carolina rivers for smallmouth bass,

Cross Country Travels and Native Plants

Several years ago during my travels from Portland, Oregon to Charlotte, North Carolina, I passed through many communities, both big and small, as I drove along old country roads and

Tractors, Graveyards and Tomato Soup

These items may seem to have nothing in common, but tractors, graveyards and tomato soup were all major topics of conversation and intense thought at Pack Place in downtown Asheville

Equinox Partners with NOAA on the World Stage

During the week of May 22-26, Equinox Environmental in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center presented a poster at the World Environmental & Water

Canebrakes: Relics of the River

Equinox Environmental and Duke Energy are working to improve both the cultural and ecological significance along the Tuckasegee River at the site of the former Dillsboro Dam which was removed

Spring Orchids of North Carolina

Nationally-renowned orchid enthusiast Stanley L. Bentley once shared some words of wisdom about this part of the world: “This is a land of mature trees and open grasslands, a land

Stormwater and My Cousin Joe

A few months ago, my cousin Joe, whom I haven’t spoken to in over a year, contacted me to tell me he had recently purchased a newly constructed home.  The

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