Curtis Creek in the Pisgha National Forest TodayForest Keepers’ work begins at the intersection of environmental science and environmental stewardship. Join us for volunteer workdays, skills workshops and seminars, community science projects, and to network with others who are committed to protecting and maintaining these beloved forests.

We’ve worked with the U.S. Forest Service, the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, the National Park Service, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, WildSouth, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

We need YOU for these ongoing data collection projects:
– Spring & early summer field work with the U.S. Forest Service for the wildlife camera monitoring project in the Grandfather Ranger District in Pisgah National Forest
– The Urban Forest Keepers: help the Asheville Tree Commission be the eyes, ears, and helping hands of the street trees in the city of Asheville
– BeeCity USA & the Great Sunflower Project – help keep Asheville a pollinator-friendly city!

If you have any questions or are interested in any of these projects, please email MountainTrue’s Community Engagement Manager Susan Bean at or our Forest Keeper Coordinator Rose Bruce at