RMR-076: Meet Jess Schaner, Roan Mountain Naturalist for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for 2017

Meet the Southern Appalachian Highlands Roan Naturalist for 2017 S.A.H.C. Roan Naturalist Jess Schaner One foggy afternoon I met Jess Schaner on the Appalachian Trail at Carver’s Gap. She was on the job. Her job is to meet visitors to the Roan Highlands … Continue reading


RMR-063: The Goat Whisperer with Leigh Ann Henion

Our State (April 2016) magazine cover mashupApril 2016 issue of the North Carolina magazine “Our State” has an article about the Baatany Goat Project.
The Goat Whisperer by Leigh Ann Henion describes the June 2015 herding of the goats up to Jane Bald.

It was a joy to have writer and author, Leigh Ann Henion, join us last June for the herding up to Jane Bald. It was the annual herding of the goats up to the summer range for the Baatany Goat Project. Weather was great, so that helped in handling the “unexpected” adventure.

Leigh Ann was on assignment for the North Carolina magazine “Our State”. Her article, The Goat Whisperer, is published in the April 2016 issue.

Accompanying the article are beautiful images of the goats on the mountain from professional photographer, Scott Hoffman, They really makes you want to be there.

The goats had their own plan for the hike up to Jane Bald. Their plan included several rest stops in the woods. These unexpected stops gave us plenty of time to talk and visit with Leigh Ann and photographer, Scott Hoffman. It was a very enjoyable day on the mountain.

The digital issue is only$1.99 available through Zinio digital publishing.
Here is the link: April 2016 – Our State magazine.

book cover: Phenomenal by Leigh Ann HenionLeigh Ann Henion, author of the new book “Phenomenal”, has been around the world experiencing amazing natural events and wonders. She brings a personal touch to some natural, “Phenomenal” events.
Her book is available at Barnes&Noble, Books-a-Million and on Amazon.

Click the Player above to hear more from Leigh Ann Henion.





Our State magazine DIGITAL ISSUE $ 1.99 – April 2016

Spring Naturalists Rally – April 22-23-24 – brochure

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Roan Mountain State Park – campground reservations

RMR-045: Baa-tany Goat Project update from Baa-se Camp

Update on the Baa-tany Goat Project from the Baa-se Camp, high on the mountain.  Goatherd, Jamey Donaldson, brings us up to date on Year Seven of the Baatany Goat Project.     The Baatany Goat Project is real science. It … Continue reading

RMR-039: Goats in the Mist and R.M.S.P. Independence Celebration

Roan Mountain State Park – Independence Celebration Listen as Roan Mountain State Park Seasonal Interpretive Ranger, Joe Nowotarski, shares his enthusiasm for the Roan Mountain State Park programs and especially the Independence Celebration, Saturday, JUNE 28. Yep. The Park is … Continue reading

RMR-038: Roan Mountain’s Natural Balds – Naturally

“Helping keep Roan Mountain’s Natural Balds Bald Naturally.” – Jamey Donaldson, goatherd Baatany Goat Project will start on Wednesday with the goats being herded up the mountain from Carver’s Gap to their first paddock on Jane Bald. You can be … Continue reading