Get involved

Volunteer – Different partners bring different skills and abilities to the SASRI community. Some of those partners can use volunteer help to make the SASRI mission a reality. This can range from researching the history of these forests to planting trees. For more information, contact each member organization directly. Want to volunteer, but unsure where you might fit it? Email Gary Peeples, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,, and he can help point you in the right direction.

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Christ Kelly,
  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Matt Drury,
  • Southern Highlands Reserve, Kelly Holdbrooks,
  • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy – Marquette Crockett,

Donate – A number of the SASRI partners are non-profits, and your support can help continue the SASRI mission.

Four people walk a trail into a forest, each carrying bags full of young spruce trees.