Asheville Ecological Services Field Office
Conserving the Nature of America

View from Mount Mitchell, highest point in the Eastern U.S. Credit: USFWS

Photo: Maple tree over Little Tennessee River. Credit: Gary Peeples

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Congressional staffer speaking with a constituent. Credit: USFWS

Project planning and review


Photo: Mara Alexander


Photo: Megan Foy going over plans

Private landowners

Photo: John Fridell with D net




Photo: Bog turtle

Federally threatened or endangered species in North Carolina

Photo: Mussel survey

Federally threatened or endangered species for which the Asheville Field Office has expertise


Biologist Lora Zimmerman searching for mussels. Photo credit: Jennifer Koches, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Conservation initiatives

Last Updated: July 17, 2015