2012 - Assistant regional director visits Mount Mitchell
At 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the eastern United States, and home to a spruce-fir forest - one of the rare natural communities found on the tops of the highest mountains in the Southern Appalachians.

A recent visit by Assistant Regional Director Leo Miranda offered a chance to visit the spruce-fir forest on Mount Mitchell, the surrounding northern hardwood forest, and tag an endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel.
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