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'Women of the Woods' Write New Chapter In Partnership With Southern Highlands Reserve


Last updated 7/17/2017 at 7:54pm

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Twenty-eight volunteers from the Waightstill Avery chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have helped cultivate and transfer 579 spruce seedlings into larger pots and prepare new seeds for planting, continuing their 100-year legacy of restoration.

The Waightstill Avery Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have played a role in conservation spanning more than 100 years in western North Carolina, from a pre-war forest once forgotten and now found, to nurturing the future of spruce-fir forests in the region today. Once carpeted with red spruce and fir, the high elevation mountain landscapes now bear warning of the decline of these endangered ecosystems. In partnership with numerous federal, regional and local organizations, the ladies of the DAR and Southern Highla...

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