Upper French Broad Defense Association
RiverLink Papers (re: Swannanoa River again- there are multiple boxes of material on the Swannanoa- you’ll need to do a “ctrl + f” search in the finding aid; below you will find a sample of what’s there)
Voices of Asheville Oral History with James W. (Red) Hoyle Sr.
Other: If you haven’t read Wilma Dykeman’s The French Broad, then I would recommend adding it to your reading list. The Library has two copies and we have a copy in UNC Asheville Special Collections. It’s from the classic “Rivers of America” series. There is also an excellent article about both her and this literary work on the Asheville Citizen-Times located here.
The original topic for this group was protected areas and biological corridors, before being changed to stream health. There is a good amount of information, primarily in the RiverLink and MountainTrue Papers, regarding greenways/blueways. Most of the greenways/blueways in WNC are along rivers and could possibly be tied into the health of the river/success of biological corridor health.