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There’s No Place Like Roan: Ensuring a Highland Legacy

Long treasured for their astounding beauty, unique forests and grassy balds, the Highlands of Roan are biologically and geologically unique. However, the high elevation ecosystems on the Roan Mountain massif are among the most endangered and fragile habitats on earth. With ongoing threats including climate change and invasive species, how will our most vulnerable wildlands survive? How can we balance the protection of this biodiversity hotspot with a growing demand for recreational and economic opportunities?

Join us for a presentation by Marquette Crockett, SAHC Roan Stewardship Director, to learn more about the exceptional habitats of the Roan, the rare creatures who inhabit them, and the ongoing conservation work of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Hear how our multi-partner efforts are working to address growing environmental threats and what you can do to safeguard the extraordinary beauty and ecology of the Highlands of Roan.

Following the presentation, JRH Brewing is hosting a pint night for SAHC. $1 from ever beer purchased will go directly toward our land and water conservation work.

This event is FREE, but reservations are recommended due to limited seating. Please contact Pauline Heyne at [email protected] or 828.253.0095 ext. 216 for questions and reservations.

Parking is available for free at ETSU after 3:30 p.m.

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