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 landowner resources

Photo: John Fridell with D net

Education resources


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

  • Photo: Sickelfin redhorse field work. Credit: Gary Peeples
    Sicklefin redhorse: Information on the possibilitiy of placing the sicklefin redhorse on the endangered species list.

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    Last Updated: May 25, 2016