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Learning to Identify Appalachian Cove Forests

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Photo of people standing in a cove forest environmentRegister

June 12, 2024
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Meeting at Standing Rock Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will walk a segment of the Mountains to Sea trail near Waynesville, NC

We invite forest practitioners and others interested in forest management to a workshop about Appalachian Cove Forests with MountainTrue. This workshop is field-based and primarily focused on how to identify cove forests. We will also touch on ecological forest management and operations in cove forest sites. The workshop will be a “Walk & Talk”-style and include a 1.5-mile hike held at a segment of the Mountains to Sea trail near Waynesville, NC.

12:00 Check in
12:15 Welcome and Introductions
12:30 Hike

  • What is a cove forest?
  • How to manage invasive species in coves
  • Tree and understory plant identification
  • Forest operations
  • The importance of best management practices for water quality

3:30 Return to Overlook
4:00 End of Workshop

Contact Dakota Wagner with questions: dakota AT forestguild.org


June 12
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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