Come enjoy the great outdoors with SAFC by joining our hemlock surveyors on a moderate hike in one of the Pisgah National Forest’s prime eastern hemlock communities! We’ll amble through the hemlock groves at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and along the Cat Gap Loop trail towards the Cedar Rock Falls area, while discussing the condition of the hemlocks in this region and the pest responsible for widespread hemlock decline. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the hemlock conservation initiative within the Pisgah National Forest, SAFC’s partnership with the USDA Forest Service, and techniques for assessing hemlock health and levels of stand infestation. This hike traverses less than 2 miles, roundtrip.
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