Fall 2019:14
The Conservation Exchange
at Warren Wilson College
Sharing Ideas, Passion and Resources
for Innovative Land Stewardship

This Week's Events!!
Presentation on Stream Mitigation Project
December 5, 7:00pm
Location Change - Canon Lounge (Gladfelter Dining Hall)
As many of you know, WWC has teamed up with Restoration Systems to implement a major stream restoration project on our agricultural lands. To date the majority of this work has taken place out of public view, but that will change soon as work begins in pastures along Riceville and Warren Wilson Roads. This project will have important beneficial outcomes for water quality, land aesthetics and wildlife habitat in the valley, as well as providing research and educational opportunities for our students. Dr. Dave Ellum, Dean of Land Resources, will give a public presentation on the project and answer questions from community members.
Link to Campus Map
WWC Winter Sale!
December 6, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bryson Gym
Come on out and do some early holiday shopping for unique gifts created by work crews, students and community members!
Items for sale include herbal remedies, salves and teas, wreaths, fiber and metal arts, paintings, clothing, jewelry, specialty meats, pottery, live plants and many other wonderful items that will be sure to leave a lasting impression on friends and family. This special event was begun over a decade ago by the WWC Herb Crew and has grown to become one of the most anticipate events of the year!
* This event is free and open to the public.
** Live Music from WWC Student Old-Time/Bluegrass Band!
Winter Natural History Hike
December 7, 10:00am
Join Ecological Forestry Professor Dave Ellum for a leisurely hike through the Broyles Ridge Compartment of the Warren Wilson College Forest. This is one of the older tracts of forest at the College and is designated as a future late successional reserve. Logging is restricted from the area and it is the site of numerous research projects, mostly focused on wildlife and non-timber forest products. This will be a relaxed hike of about two miles during which we'll talk about forest dynamics, natural history and forest management. The hike is easy to moderate and will take about two hours.
*Meet at the Warren Wilson College Chapel
Some Winter/Spring Events to Look Out For:
  • Introduction to Spring Wildflower identification - Dr. Amy Boyd
  • Taxonomy and Ecology of Freshwater Fishes of the Swannanoa River - Dr. Patrick Ciccotto
  • Swannanoa Tunnel as a Place & a Song: Critical Regionalism, Race, and Retelling a Story of Appalachian Industrialization - Dr. Jeff Keith and Dr. Kevin Kehrberg
  • Phenology Monitoring on the Swannanoa River - Dr. Alisa Hove
Visit The Conservation Exchange on both Facebook and Instagram to get more educational content and information on our events, programs and resources such as the wonderful " Noticing Nature" video series
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Your generous gift will go towards helping us maintain and improve the research and educational infrastructure of our land and will support continued outreach opportunities for the Warren Wilson College Conservation Community. To give, go to the link below, choose " Other" and designate " Conservation Exchange" on the form. Thank you for being part of our Conservation Community!