The Overmountain Chapter promotes conservation and restoration for the Watauga, South Holston, & Nolichucky watersheds in Northeast Tennessee.
Calendar of Events
Our Next Meeting
Please join us for our Annual Business Meeting where we will talk about what we accomplished in 2020 and what our plans are for 2021.
Due to COVID-19 concerns this will be a Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 856 8194 7521
SE Wood Survey
This year we were awarded a grant from the Tennessee Conservation Grant. On Sunday, December 13th, we held our first activity for that grant. Jeff Wright, the TU Southeast Volunteer Coordinator, conducted a training session for the SE Wood Survey. Six people attended the training.
Historically, tree trunks and limbs would have played an important role in creating habitat for fish and other aquatic species. Wide spread clear-cutting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries changed the makeup of the Appalachian forests and reduced the amount of downed wood present in these waterways.
The goal of the survey is to document the amount of potential habitat-forming wood in local coldwater streams so that future habitat projects can be targeted to those with the most need. Your efforts are a critical first step in this prioritization and will lead to better habitat for trout and other coldwater species.
If you are interested in helping with this, please contact Jeff Wright at or 636-734-2055.