OF MOUNTAIN WILD!
Your local chapter making
Pictured above are NCWRC biologists (Joe Tomcho and Chris Kelly)
mounting the barn owl boxes built by Mountain Wild! volunteers.
We built and donated 30 saw-whet owl nest boxes and 4 barn owl
boxes. The saw boxes will end up on the highest peaks in Southern
Appalachia while the barns are going to Big Sandy Mush. A big
thank you to Sunrise Sawmill who were super generous to donate ALL of
the lumber for our Saw-whet owl boxes!
Mountain WILD! and our dedicated volunteers
making significant improvements to the songbird/hummingbird
gardens at the WNC Nature Center.
These areas were adopted by Mountain WILD! as a
fitting way to give back and share with the community while furthering
our mission of providing "Backyard Wildlife Habitat".
Please visit the WNC Nature Center
to learn more and
enjoy the gardens!
and dedicated volunteers!
you to everyone that joined us February
23, 2010 for the wonderful presentation by Hartwell Carson with Western
a fantastic job and participants not only enjoyed learning more about
the current state of the French Broad River, but also took part in
discussions about improving and caring for our watershed.
Thank you to the Western NC Nature Center for hosting the event!
Monitoring Information Exchange (SMIE) is a
collaborative effort of several local non-profits and volunteers that
actively monitor the health of local streams. Currently
by Haywood Waterways Association SMIE conducts biological
sampling. By collecting "bugs" we get a good picture of the
health of our creeks over time. This provides a more
comprehensive picture than chemical monitoring which only gives us a
"snapshot" of the creek at the moment the sample is taken.
being said, chemical analysis is important as well and has been
performed by other organizations for some time. Click on the
following links to view the latest SMIE reports:
Fall 2008 Final Report & SMIE
Spring 2009 Report