Lake James Environmental Association gratefully acknowledges the guidance and direct assistance provided by the following individuals without whose efforts this assessment would not have been completed:

David Penrose (Adjunct Professor, UNC-Asheville; Owner of Penrose Environmental Consulting)

Chris Tomsic (Ecosystems Services, LLC)

David Gillette (Professor, UNC-Asheville)

Levi Reece (Student, UNC-Asheville; Owner of Reece Environmental Services, LLC)

Shea Tuberty (Professor, Appalachian State University)

Katrina Vona (Student, Appalachian State University)

Naomi Ruchugo (Student, Appalachian State University)

Justin Witke (Student, Appalachian State University)


The volunteer members of LJEA who went out in cold weather, sloshed through woods and streams, learned, observed, and committed themselves to the protection, preservation, and restoration of the Lake James Watershed.

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