Jamey Donaldson is my “go to” botanist and best source for scientific answers on the Roan. He not only lives near the top of the mountain, but he is a meticulous observer of all of the changes that occur on the mountain.
Jamey will teaching the Smoky Mountain Field School session on Roan Mountain on Saturday June 8.
This will be the sixth year of the Baatany Goat Project. It is a scientific study using Angora goats to restore and preserve some of the grassy balds of the Roan Mountain highlands. There is a limited season due to severe weather conditions. The goats will be up on the mountain June 20 until mid-September.
The project is funded with grants and your donations. You can “Adopt-a-Goat” for a month, a summer, or for the year. This is your chance to be an important part of helping to restore and preserve the grassy balds.