Blue Ridge Now: Bogs & Beer

Check out this Times-News article that was published yesterday, featuring the BLN’s very own Clint DeWitt!

Cold Springs Seep Field Day Photos

The 2016 BLN Work & Learn Field Day Series continues – and on August 9th, a group of 12 gathered at Cold Springs Seep in Haywood County to document the extent of non-native invasive plant occurrences (multiflora rose and autumn olive), assisting the U.S. Forest Service with prioritizing restoration initiatives and efficiently applying management at…

Save the date for the winter meeting!

The Bog Learning Network annual meeting is set for January 10-11, 2017 at UNC-Asheville.  Updates will be posted on this site so please check back often.  

SePPCon registration is now open

2016 Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) will bring together government agencies, land managers, botanical gardens, university programs, and botanical experts to inform each other on best practices and topics relevant to rare plant conservation and form a cohesive network of resources to support regional efforts for at-risk & listed plant species in the Southeastern…

Improving Wetland Restoration Success webinar opportunities

July 12th @ 3pm Eastern: Bottomland Hardwood Restoration webinar will include two presentations, “Restoring Bottomland Hardwood Forests” by John A. Stanturf, PhD, U.S. Forest Service; and “Bottomland Hardwood Forests: Managing the Middle Years” by John W. Groninger, PhD, Southern Illinois University. Register at Also, check back for these webinars (dates/topics subject to change): Tuesday, August…

Work Crew hits McClure’s Bog

In the latest installment of the 2016 Invasive Species Fun Field Days, a crew recently spent a day reducing hardwoods from McClure’s Bog  while learning about management efforts at the site. Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain True, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, Defenders of Wildlife, UNC-Asheville turned out for the event. See…

Quarry Bog Workday Report

On June 7, 2016, The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee Chapter hosted a Bog Learning Network invasives field day at Quarry Bog Preserve, Shady Valley, Tennessee.  Quarry Bog Preserve is a 68-acre site where TNC began a large-scale hydrologic restoration project in the early 2000s.  The BLN work day drew 14 participants from Zoo Knoxville, the Natural…

Bog Learning Network goes to Elk Knob State Park

The inaugural Invasive Species Fun Field Day was held earlier this spring at Elk Knob State Park, where BLM members helped North Carolina State Parks manage multiflora rose, yellow-flag iris, and privet. for more photos, visit:

TN Earth Team helps Shady Valley

Read more about the outstanding partnership working to conserve Tennessee’s Shady Valley: (photo: Katherine Reed holding Shady Valley cranberries. Credit: Todd Reed/NRCS)

Help CMLC help bogs

Hey folks, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is selling a limited edition print featuring a bog turtle and mountain sweet pitcher plant. CMLC has long been a key partner in bog conservation and sales of this print, $40.00, help them continue that work. Check it out.