on Jul 23, 2013 08:14 AM • Views 3373
Media Contact: David Stewart
Land Management Biologist

MARSHALL, N.C. (July 23, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting July 30, at 7 p.m., in Marshall to seek input in developing a management plan for Sandy Mush Game Land. The meeting will be held at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Madison Campus.

Wildlife Commission staff will use public input from the meeting to help guide management and user activities on Sandy Mush Game Land for the next 10 years. The game land is located approximately 12 miles northwest of the city of Asheville in northern Buncombe and southern Madison counties.  It comprises 2,832 acres and is a popular destination for hunters, hikers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts.  One of its most popular attractions is the unique habitat types that provide good hunting opportunities as well as opportunities for birding and wildlife watching.          

“We are seeking input from all users of Sandy Mush Game Land and others who are interested in how the property is managed,” said Lands Program Manager Isaac Harrold. “This meeting is not just for hunters and anglers. It is for wildlife watchers and photographers, birding groups, hikers, and others who have interest in Sandy Mush Game Land. Everyone is encouraged to provide input.”

The Wildlife Commission also is accepting comments and suggestions from people who do not attend the meeting. Submit comments regarding the Sandy Mush Game Land management plan at www.ncwildlife.org. Click on “Comment on Game Land Plans” from the scrolling icons at bottom of page. Comments also can be e-mailed to gamelandplan@ncwildlife.org. Type “Sandy Mush” on the subject line.

The Wildlife Commission will provide updates on development of the new management plan for the Sandy Mush Game Land on Facebook and Twitter.