Botanical Exploration with Renowned Botanist & Plant Ecologist, Gary Kauffman and SAHC Highlands of Roan Stewardship Director, Marquette Crockett
Join Gary and Marquette on a guided virtual tour exploring one of SAHC’s newly protected nature preserves and surrounding National Forests. Virtually participate as they discover and identify unique plant species and ecosystems.
Gary Kauffman in a long time SAHC member (since 1988). He works with the National Forest in NC managing botany programs across 1.1 million acres across 4 NC USFS units from the mountains (Nantahala and Pisgah), the piedmont (Uwharrie), and the coastal plain (Croatan). His work includes forest level planning, maintenance and restoration of rare plants and communities, and non-native invasive plant management.
This year, our June Jamboree celebration looks quite different than it has in previous years – it’s going to be a week-long celebration of conservation work from the Highlands of Roan to the farming communities in the French Broad River watershed. We invite you to come along with us on virtual adventures or self-guided driving tours. You don’t have to choose — you can enjoy them all! Check out the descriptions below; video, maps and other content will be posted June 15-20.