About the High Country Office
164 Depot Street
Boone, NC 28607
The High Country Office partners with and protects the Watauga, New, and Elk River watershed communities in Western North Carolina through the following programs and initiatives:
High Country Team
High Country Regional Director and Watauga Riverkeeper
High Country Watershed Coordinator
AmeriCorps High Country Water Quality Administrator
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 Watauga Riverkeeper Instagram and Watauga Riverkeeper Facebook Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the most up-to-date information on event changes/cancellations.
High Country News
Protecting our mountain waters wouldn't be possible without the help of members, volunteers, and...
MountainTrue has published a brand new guide to help you replace harmful non-native invasive plant species with native alternatives that benefit wild birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. This beautifully designed and durable guide conveniently folds up to fit in your wallet — perfect for your next visit to the garden center or nursery.
The 2021 State of the River reports are finally here! In this blog, we’ll discuss the cleanliness and water quality of the French Broad, Broad and Green, and Watauga River watersheds, trends, methodology, and rank the cleanest and dirtiest sites for each watershed.
MountainTrue is Objecting to the Revised Forest Plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests. These are our Reasons.
The U.S. Forest Service released its Revised Forest Plan in late January. Since then, MountainTrue’s Public Lands Field Biologist, Josh Kelly, and Western Regional Director, Callie Moore, have been hard at work crafting our organizational response to the 2000+ paged plan. While there are some bright spots in the Forest Service’s Revised Plan, they are far outweighed by its shortcomings, which can be characterized by the agency’s arbitrary decision-making and prioritization of timber harvest at the expense of old-growth forests, Natural Heritage Areas, and water quality.
Plastic pollution: we've all seen it littered on the side of the road, blowing in the wind,...
Let's chat bugs! Last December on the MountainTrue blog, we considered What's Bugging Our Rivers....