Discovering a New Salamander

Biologist Dr. J.J. Apodaca helped identify the rare Hickory Nut Gorge salamander. He’s working with Conserving Carolina to protect its habitat.

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If You Plant It, They Will Come

Educator and farmer Kim Bailey grows plants for butterfly gardens. The first time she saw a monarch’s metamorphosis, she says, “Apparently, it changed me, because I got totally hooked on it!

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Hikers and Advocates

What do these 7 Hiking Challenge participants have in common? They all love hiking. And they’re all passionate advocates for the outdoors, in their own ways.

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Conservation + Affordable Housing

“When you think of conservation land you don’t think of housing projects, but I think both of our organizations have the common goal of serving the community.”

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The Hiking Club

Kids in the Rise & Shine hiking club in Brevard connect with the outdoors in their own ways — whether they’re taking photos, wading in waterfalls, or just laughing with their friends.

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