Tag: Appalachian Mountains

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January 20, 2023

Research on human impact on Appalachian songbirds earns student award

As climate and land use changes take place throughout the Appalachians, researchers are watching how different species will react. Hannah Clipp, a PhD candidate at the West Virginia Cooperative Fish...

March 17, 2016

North Carolina’s sky islands: A step up from the ordinary

Western North Carolina’s remaining red spruce (Picea rubens) and Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) forests compose one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the Southern Appalachians. A Pleistocene relict community, these...

February 12, 2016

Celebrate North Carolina State Park System centennial during TWS 2016

Standing at over 6,600 feet, Mount Mitchell is the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River. It was 1915 when a group of North Carolina citizens set out to protect...