Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy needs volunteers to help remove Canada Blackberry (Rubus canadensis) and other woody vegetation from Round Bald.
Volunteers will help hand-mow and “lop” brushy areas (using weed-whackers and hand tools) to maintain globally rare, grassy habitat atop Round Bald on July 28th (rain date TBD), meeting at Carver’s Gap at 9:30 am.
This is a great chance to learn about what SAHC does to manage these rare habitats, without the commitment of a long hike in. In general, we will be working within less than a 0.5 mile from the parking area. We encourage anyone who is new to conservation or to the Roan to join us for this event.
Volunteers should bring water and lunch, leather work gloves and eye protection. SAHC will provide cutting equipment and individually packaged ear protection.
Contact Roan Stewardship Director Marquette Crockett at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.