In accordance with Western Carolina University’s policies in response to COVID-19, the Highlands Biological Station is currently closed to the public, but is open to researchers and faculty on a limited basis. Researchers and faculty interested in reserving research and residential space should contact the HBS office (828-526-2602) for information on availability, rates, and reservations. Field courses, workshops, and HBS Nature Center programming are cancelled for the 2020 season. The HBS Botanical Gardens remain open, except for trails that are closed due to construction.
2020 Summer Course Schedule

2020 Summer Course Schedule

All courses have been canceled for the 2020 summer season. We hope to have a similar course line- up summer 2021. See courses below. The Station offers several courses each summer at the advanced undergraduate/graduate level dealing with the ­special biological...