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.

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CANCELED: Cliff & Rock Outcrop Course Ends (3rd-7th)

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cliff & Rock Outcrop Communities of the Southern Appalachians: August 3 – August 7 Laura Boggess, Mars Hill University & Gary Kauffman, USFS, National Forest in NC (undergrad credit only) Rock outcrop and cliff communities represent a small fraction of land area in the Southern Appalachians but contain a disproportionately large number of rare species […]

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CANCELED: Field to Database Course Ends (3rd-7th)

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Field to Database: Collecting Biodiversity Data in the Age of Global Databases August 3 – August 7 Dr. Joey Shaw, UC Foundation Professor of Biological Sciences, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga & Caleb Powell M.S. Candidate; The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga During this course, students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of how biological […]

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