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Southern Appalachian Creature Feature

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Southern Appalachian Creature Feature

Southern Appalachian Creature Feature

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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The Southern Appalachian Creature Feature provides a glimpse into the fascinating world of plants and animals in the Southern Appalachians, one of the most biologically diverse temperate regions in the world. Beyond that it also examines the pressing conservation issues of the region that affect those plants and animals - from invasive species, to growth management, to engaging people in the ourdooors. The program is presented through a partnership between the Asheville Field Office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and WNCW, 88.7, at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina.

Latest Episodes

Cherokee education project

White oak, ramps, dogwood. All these are plants important to the Cherokee tradition, and the Forest Service has teamed with the Cherokee to expand scientific and cultural understanding of these plants and more on the part of Cherokee students.

1 MIN2016 MAR 8
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Cherokee education project

Tennessee Cougars

No animal seems to get people as excited as cougars.

1 MIN2016 MAR 2
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Tennessee Cougars

Wildlife Resources Commission Introduces New Turn-In-Poachers Program

Poaching isnât just about the illegal harvest of elephant tusks and rhino horns â it can be a serious issue here in the southern Appalachians, impacting game animals, hurting the chances of recovering endangered species, and affecting our ability to continue harvesting traditional forest products like ginseng.

1 MIN2016 FEB 23
Comments
Wildlife Resources Commission Introduces New Turn-In-Poachers Program

Snake fungal disease

Many people have heard about white-nose syndrome, the fungal disease responsible for killing more than a million bats in the eastern United States that has left biologists, researchers, and land managers scrambling to halt its spread and reverse the damage done â an effort still very much under way, and far, far from completion.

1 MIN2016 FEB 16
Comments
Snake fungal disease

Turkey seminars

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering free turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina in March and April in anticipation of the spring turkey season

1 MIN2016 FEB 9
Comments
Turkey seminars

Didymo

Researchers recently found a nuisance algae in Jackson Countyâs Tuckasegee River, prompting calls for anglers to be especially diligent when cleaning fishing equipment.

1 MIN2016 FEB 2
Comments
Didymo

Sicklefin redhorse

Power companies, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and state and federal agencies have come together to conserve the sicklefin redhorse, a fish found in only six Appalachian counties worldwide and being considered for the federal endangered species list.

1 MIN2016 JAN 26
Comments
Sicklefin redhorse

Income tax check for wildlife

Tax time approaches, and in North Carolina this provides an easy opportunity to support wildlife conservation.

1 MIN2016 JAN 19
Comments
Income tax check for wildlife

Land and Water Conservation Fund

Over 50 years ago, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that uses revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling in public waters to purchase land and easements for conservation and public recreation. The program has supported more than 42,000 national, state and local parks and outdoor recreation projects in all 50 states.

1 MIN2016 JAN 12
Comments
Land and Water Conservation Fund

Forest Loss

According to U.S. Forest Service researchers and their partners, between 2000 and 2012 the world lost 660,000 square miles of forest, an area more than twice the size of Texas.

1 MIN2016 JAN 5
Comments
Forest Loss

Latest Episodes

Cherokee education project

White oak, ramps, dogwood. All these are plants important to the Cherokee tradition, and the Forest Service has teamed with the Cherokee to expand scientific and cultural understanding of these plants and more on the part of Cherokee students.

1 MIN2016 MAR 8
Comments
Cherokee education project

Tennessee Cougars

No animal seems to get people as excited as cougars.

1 MIN2016 MAR 2
Comments
Tennessee Cougars

Wildlife Resources Commission Introduces New Turn-In-Poachers Program

Poaching isnât just about the illegal harvest of elephant tusks and rhino horns â it can be a serious issue here in the southern Appalachians, impacting game animals, hurting the chances of recovering endangered species, and affecting our ability to continue harvesting traditional forest products like ginseng.

1 MIN2016 FEB 23
Comments
Wildlife Resources Commission Introduces New Turn-In-Poachers Program

Snake fungal disease

Many people have heard about white-nose syndrome, the fungal disease responsible for killing more than a million bats in the eastern United States that has left biologists, researchers, and land managers scrambling to halt its spread and reverse the damage done â an effort still very much under way, and far, far from completion.

1 MIN2016 FEB 16
Comments
Snake fungal disease

Turkey seminars

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering free turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina in March and April in anticipation of the spring turkey season

1 MIN2016 FEB 9
Comments
Turkey seminars

Didymo

Researchers recently found a nuisance algae in Jackson Countyâs Tuckasegee River, prompting calls for anglers to be especially diligent when cleaning fishing equipment.

1 MIN2016 FEB 2
Comments
Didymo

Sicklefin redhorse

Power companies, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and state and federal agencies have come together to conserve the sicklefin redhorse, a fish found in only six Appalachian counties worldwide and being considered for the federal endangered species list.

1 MIN2016 JAN 26
Comments
Sicklefin redhorse

Income tax check for wildlife

Tax time approaches, and in North Carolina this provides an easy opportunity to support wildlife conservation.

1 MIN2016 JAN 19
Comments
Income tax check for wildlife

Land and Water Conservation Fund

Over 50 years ago, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that uses revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling in public waters to purchase land and easements for conservation and public recreation. The program has supported more than 42,000 national, state and local parks and outdoor recreation projects in all 50 states.

1 MIN2016 JAN 12
Comments
Land and Water Conservation Fund

Forest Loss

According to U.S. Forest Service researchers and their partners, between 2000 and 2012 the world lost 660,000 square miles of forest, an area more than twice the size of Texas.

1 MIN2016 JAN 5
Comments
Forest Loss
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