Tag: Spreading Avens
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October 9, 2019 | 7 minute read
Asheville, North Carolina — On November 24, 1983, a Cessna 414A left Chicago en route to Sylva, North Carolina, a small town just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The plane’s last radar contact showed an altitude of 6,100 feet. About a mile later, at an altitude of about 6,000 feet, it crashed into the ridge between Waterrock Knob and Mount Lynn Lowery, in North Carolina’s Plott Balsam Mountains — the last mountain range before descending to Sylva. Learn more...
August 4, 2008 | 4 minute read
Even for a botanist, it was an unusual workday. Chris Ulrey, a botanist with the National Park Service, tossed the rope over the cliff’s edge, announced his descent, and began dropping down the cliff face. But any semblance to recreational rappelling vanished when, dangling from the rope, Ulrey lifted the hammer drill that was slung over his shoulder, put a hole in the rock next to a cluster of endangered plants, nailed a numbered tag into the hole, and began yelling out plant measurements to a note taker below. Learn more...
April 11, 2019 | 6 minute read
As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 36 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. They are found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before June 10, 2019. These five-year reviews will ensure listing classifications under the ESA are accurate, and recommend changes in status where appropriate based on the latest science and analysis. Read the full story...
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...
December 13, 2011 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Today we’ll take a look at a major effort to track a rare plant and provide insight into its future. As I looked on, Chris Ulrey, a botanist with the National Park Service, tossed the rope over the cliff’s edge, announced his descent, and began dropping down the cliff face. However, Chris was not rappelling just for fun. Around his shoulder hung a hammer drill, and with him he carried a tape measure, a handful of numbered, metal tags, and a hammer dangled from his harness. Learn more...