Friday, April 30, 2010

Invasive plants along the Appalachian Trail

Throughout the month of May the Carolina Mountain Club will be hosting informational workshops concerning the problems associated with invasive plants along the Appalachian Trail.

The workshops will be taught by expert instructors who will discuss the problem of invasive exotic plants, threats to native biodiversity, identification of 12 to 15 plants of particular concern, and management techniques used along the Appalachian Trail.

A workshop will be held on each Saturday throughout the month of May and will include a hike along various sections of the Appalachian Trail in the Pisgah National Forest, including hikes beginning from Lemon Gap, Sam's Gap and Roan Mountain.

The first workshop is tomorrow. Click here for the schedule and contact information.

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Danny Bernstein said...

I'm glad you're advertising the invasive plant workshops. They are not offered by CMC but by Appalachian Trai Conservancy.

Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Thanks, Danny.