On December 4, 2012 the first meeting of the Southern Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative took place at the North Carolina National Forest Supervisor's Office in Asheville, North Carolina.
The meeting's purpose was to
1. Discuss current opportunities and obstacles for spruce restoration
2. Determine if there is a need for a Southern Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative and, if so, the collaborative group structure.
- Meeting Overview
- First Meeting Highlights and Next Steps
- Herding Rats: Fifteen Years of Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels
- Red Spruce (Picea rubens) Restoration A Forest Service Perspective
- Mapping Options to Identify Spruce Restoration Opportunities
- Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation of the Red Spruce