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The Asheville Field Office sits in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, home to a variety of rare habitats, and with them, a number of rare and imperiled species. The field office has the lead responsibility for a number of federally threatened and endangered species, both in western North Carolina and as far afield as Missouri.

The field office also works with other federal agencies to minimize or eliminate fish and wildlife impacts from projects they fund or authorize. Finally, the office supports the improvement of fish and wildlife habitat on private lands in western North Carolina and north Georgia through technical and financial assistance.

Because of the species and issues confronted by the office, it has developed a special expertise on aquatic species and habitat, Appalachian wetlands, and high elevation communities.

These photos provide a glimpse of the work done by our biologists and partners.

Bunched arrowhead

Bunched arrowhead

17 photos

Georgia aster

Georgia aster

1 photo

Keeping tabs on hellbenders, August, 2013

Keeping tabs on...

23 photos

Bog visit, 2012

Bog visit, 2012

28 photos

Bat Blitz 2011

Bat Blitz 2011

61 photos