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The Sandy Bottom Forest Wetland near Asheville, NC is a protected area containing federal- and state-listed (rare and threatened) salamanders and reptiles. Several invasive exotic plants occur there, which threaten to displace native species and harm the wetland ecosystem that supports the wildlife community. MountainTrue has inventoried the invasive plant populations and locations on the tract and employed Interns over the last few years to implement a management plan to control these invasions and restore the native ecosystem. Previous Interns produced Final Reports with Recommendations on future management of Sandy Bottom invasive plant control. We are again enlisting the help of interns to continue management during the summer of 2018 to implement the past recommendations, along with advice and direction from the MountainTrue Ecologist. Much restoration work has been accomplished at Sandy Bottom and we look forward to keeping this progress going.
Restoring natural habitat through invasive exotic plant control is an important part of our organization’s Strategic Plan. MountainTrue focuses much of its forest restoration work in the area of invasive exotic plant inventory and control for over a decade, and our organization has developed extensive expertise in successful invasive plant control in mountain communities. This Internship would further our organizational goals and help to restore an important ecosystem. [Learn More]