Our 8th season of the Baatany Project will kick off with the herding of this year's goats up to Roan Mountain on Wednesday June 24, 2015. We are still working out the specifics of that morning, but for now, plan for a tentative beginning time at Carver's Gap sometime between 8:30 and 9:30am. Watch this page for updates as they occur as we get closer to the date. Prior to that time, we always need help toting supplies up the mountain so that the area is ready for the goats when they arrive. If you can assist with that, please contact Jamey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baatany Project's Botany Project
The past seven years of the Baatany Project has first and foremost been an attempt to restore Grassy Bald and Alder Bald on Roan's western balds using goats as an experimental management tool. The first scientific publication from this project, with Jamey Donaldson as lead author has been published in the Southeastern Naturalist. The full article is available for download here.
Please see our SCIENCE page for full citation listing.
Videographer Lesley Platek of LIFEfilms has made a delightful video highlighting what goes on during a herding up the mountain, and highlights the many volunteers who come to help. (If the video below is not viewable, you should be able to view it here).