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Black Mountains Conservation Project is a project of the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition whichseeks to educate local communities about this unique biological region.

Carolina Health and Environment Community Center is a virtual center where individuals and community groups can find information about health and environmental issues.

The Environmental Quality Institute is a project of UNCA dedicated to conducting research on water contamination.

North Carolina National Forests offers contact information for local ranger stations as well as links to maps of area forests.

The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County: If you want to get involved in helping to preserve Asheville and Buncombe County's heritage, then get involved with this organization. You will enjoy the people and the projects on which you will have an opportunity to work. Call 828-254-2343 for further information.

Riverlink is revitalizing the French Broad River and its tributaries. Visit their site for the latest on their plans and for information about their many river celebrations and events.

Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project is dedicated to the protection of Southern Appalachia's native ecosystems and wildlife through education, public organizing, and legal advocacy.

Trout Unlimited Land-of-Sky is an organization of anglers and conservationists dedicated to the protection of trout and their habitat. Visit their site to learn more about those trout streams within casting distance of Asheville.

WNC Nature Center was voted "best place to take kids" in Western North Carolina; however, old and young alike will enjoy observing the butterfly garden, encountering the red wolf, mountain lions and bobcats, petting the farm animals, and exploring the interactive Nature Lab.

Western North Carolina Sierra Club holds monthly educational program meetings and organizes a number of great hikes in the area.



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