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
envelope josh@mountaintrue.org


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. Plastic Reduction Taskforce meeting

    January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. High Country Live Staking Workday

    January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Sylva 107 Community Meeting/NCDOT Workshop

    January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Film Screening & Q&A: The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

    January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Paddle-n-Plant Workday

    February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm