Josh Kelly, Public Lands Field Biologist

josh300Josh was born in Madison County, N.C., and went to school at UNC Asheville, earning a degree in biology. He then worked for the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition, where he focused on identifying remnant old-growth forests on public land, and at WildLaw, where he worked to promote ecological restoration as the new paradigm of National Forest management. Josh has also helped the Forest Service conduct rare plant surveys and save hemlocks from the hemlock woolly adelgid.

At MountainTrue, Josh monitors logging and development issues on public land and provide site-specific scientific information to promote ecological restoration and oppose ecologically-damaging management.

phone 828.258.8737 x 210

We value mountain communities that are vibrant, livable, and respectful of their connection to and dependence on the region’s natural environment.
We value the integrity of natural systems – air, land, water, and native plants and animals – and believe in protecting and restoring them for the benefit of all generations.

  1. 2021 Fall Native Tree & Shrub Sale

    September 15 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Fall Scenic Hike

    October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup

    November 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Buncombe Solar Trolley Tour

    November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Hike to Tusquitee Bald via Short Branch

    December 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm