University Research Plots on Chestnut Ridge

Are you wondering about the orange flags near the UNC Asheville observatory?  They are part of a collaborative research project between UNC Asheville students and faculty.  This work, which has been funded by the university and the National Science Foundation, aims to monitor and remove invasive non-native plants from campus property, making a more hospitable environment for native flora and fauna.  For more information, read a recent article about student research at the plots, or contact Dr. Jen Rhode Ward, jrward@unca.edu