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2017 RARE PLANT DISCUSSION GATHERING
March 7, 2017 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Education Building, N.C. Zoo at Asheboro
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421 imperiled plant species in North Carolina
Amphibolite Adventure: Alan Weakley leads the group on a tour of Bluff Mountain.
Cedar Mountain Bog is closed
Cedar Mountain Bog, with a soft peat floor, is recovering after a couple of years of hard work removing encroaching shrubs and trees. The opened canopy is allowing the return of a rich diversity of plant life. It has also attracted attention from those interested in seeing the transformation, and that has led to a couple of serious problems.
First, plants have been poached, but poaching is now being monitored. Second, the bog floor has been trampled in areas, inhibiting growth of newly emerging plants.
To allow the bog to fully recover, the bog is now closed to foot traffic. If you have research needs or another solid reason to be in the bog, please contact the NC Plant Conservation Program office for a permit and/or a guided visit.
As a reminder, all PCP Preserves require a permit to enter.
For information on obtaining a permit, contact