Central Regional Office

MountainTrue's Central Regional Office and headquarters is located in Asheville, serving all 26 counties in our organization's footprint.
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About the Central Regional Office

29 N. Market Street, Suite 610
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-8737

The Central Regional Office partners with and serves communities in Buncombe, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey counties through the following programs and initiatives:

 

Central Region Team

Bob Wagner

Bob Wagner

Executive Director

Julie Mayfield

Julie Mayfield

Senior Policy Advisor

Gray Jernigan

Gray Jernigan

Deputy Director & General Counsel

Karim Olaechea

Karim Olaechea

Deputy Director of Strategy & Communications

Anna Alsobrook

Anna Alsobrook

Watershed Outreach Coordinator

Susan Bean

Susan Bean

Housing & Transportation Director

Adam Bowers

Adam Bowers

Development Director

Hartwell Carson

Hartwell Carson

French Broad Riverkeeper

Amy Finkler

Amy Finkler

Development & Engagement Manager

Bob Gale

Bob Gale

Public Lands Director

Jack Henderson

Jack Henderson

French Broad Paddle Trail Manager

Chris Joyell

Chris Joyell

Healthy Communities Director

Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Public Lands Field Biologist

Sarah Ogletree

Sarah Ogletree

Creation Care Alliance Director

Sydney Swafford

Sydney Swafford

AmeriCorps Outings, Education, and Forest Stewardship Coordinator

Maddy Watson

Maddy Watson

Communications Manager

Volunteer with us!

We have many regular volunteer opportunities throughout the warmer months. Below are some of the ways you can get involved. Click the images to add your name to our volunteer roster. Please note that volunteer event dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions with short notice. Follow the MountainTrue Instagram and Facebook Page, as well as the French Broad Riverkeeper Instagram and Facebook Page, or email outings@mountaintrue.org to receive the most up-to-date information on event changes/cancellations.

Central Region News

MountainTrue’s Statement on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan

MountainTrue’s Statement on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan

The final Nantahala Pisgah Forest Plan will go into effect on March 20, 2023. The following is a statement from MountainTrue: On March 20, after 10 years of public input and planning, the Forest Service will adopt its new management plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests — a disappointing document that is significantly worse than the current plan and contradicts an executive order issued by President Biden that would protect and expand our nation’s old growth forests …

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Helping A Member Save the Trees of the Asheville Muni Golf Course

Helping A Member Save the Trees of the Asheville Muni Golf Course

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, I got an email from Nancy Casey, a MountainTrue member, about a proposal to cut 157 trees from the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. ancy Casey is a resident of the Beverly Hills neighborhood and is active with the Blue Ridge Audubon. Nancy frequently walks and birds around the golf course. She can tell you what birds to expect at various times of the year at each hole and has documented some rare species, like brown-headed nuthatch and pine siskins, using the trees on the course, and knows where the local hawks nest there.

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