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  • A flowering bush with pink flowers.
    Information icon Roan Mountain bluet. Photo by BlueRidgeKitties, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    Mars Hill College Students Help Conserve Endangered Plant

    October 14, 2008 | 3 minute read

    A group of Mars Hill College students are working with professor Scott Pearson to bring the power of the school’s computers to bear in an effort to help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) protect the endangered Roan Mountain bluet. Roan Mountain bluet is found at only a handful of high elevation sites in five western North Carolina counties. With such a limited distribution, knowing where every plant is found is critical to scientists working to save the plant.  Learn more...

Podcasts

  • A yellow and black bee lands on a bright pink/purple flower.
    Bee at a Heller’s blazing star flower. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    High elevation plant conservation

    October 21, 2013 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Of the highest 41 peaks is in the Eastern United State, 40 are in the Southern Appalachians. These peaks are effectively mountaintop islands, rising above lower elevations to be outposts of cold, often moist, habitat where fir, spruce, and others trees associated with more northern climates, live. Growing on these mountaintops are a handful of endangered wildflowers found nowhere else in the world.  Learn more...

  • A flowering bush with pink flowers.
    Information icon Roan Mountain bluet. Photo by BlueRidgeKitties, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    Mars Hill College students help conserve a rare plant

    January 30, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. When it comes to endangered species conservation, one of the toughest, but most fundamental, pieces of knowledge is simply knowing where they are. By definition they’re rare and can be hard to find. In the 1990s, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service paid for a thorough inventory of the endangered Roan Mountain bluet, a small plant found at only a handful of high elevation spots in five western North Carolina counties.  Learn more...

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