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July 2022

2022 Grassy Balds Management – Round Bald Rubus Round Up!

July 15 - July 16
smith family youth volunteers

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 brushy areas (using weed-whackers) to maintain globally rare, grassy habitat atop the balds. We are planning two workdays on July 15th and 16th (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.…

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2022 Grassy Balds Management – Grassy Ridge Mow-Off

July 23 - July 24

We need YOUR help on the mountain! Grassy Ridge Mow-Off, July 23-24th Camp out or come for a day. Join other volunteers as we work to maintain the globally rare grassy and shrub balds found on Grassy Ridge, one of the most beautiful and ecologically significant sites in the Roan Highlands. We’ll cut invasive blackberries and other shrubs using weed whackers and brush cutters. Enjoy great company and great job satisfaction! Our annual Grassy Ridge Mow-Off is more than just…

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