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​ (Professor, UNC-Asheville)  

Chris Tomsic​ (Ecosystems Services, LLC)  

David Gillette​ (Professor, UNC-Asheville)

Levi Reece (Student, UNC-Asheville)

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 members of LJEA who put in hundreds of hours of volunteer time, paid for equipment, supplies, laboratory expenses, and drove their cars and boats many hundreds of miles to monitor our streams and lake. Their commitment to the protection, preservation, and restoration of the Lake James watershed is an investment in our communities’ futures.