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Biological station serves as homebase for environmental research

out biologicalCollege student interns at the Highlands Biological Station have been working since August on a broad range of research projects, and they’ll share their results from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, on- site in Highlands as part of the internship program’s closing ceremony.


Students collaborated with a wide range of conservation organizations to do their individual research and also completed a group capstone research project on Caney Fork, a tributary to the Tuckasegee River. Working with Steve Foster of Franklin-based Watershed Science, Inc., students studied the fork’s health and ecology to better understand how human activity affects the Tuckasegee River.

Along with the research, students also studied coursework including mountain biodiversity, landscape analysis, conservation biology and southern Appalachian culture.

Free, with refreshments provided. Applications are open for the 2015 program through February 2015. or 828.526.2602.

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