Friends of Roan Mountain

Friends of Roan Mountain fosters greater awareness and understanding of the natural, historical, and cultural significance of Roan Mountain. Friends of Roan offers naturalists rallies throughout the year and works with Roan Mountain State Park and the Forest Service on numerous projects.

COVID Necessitates Changes to the Fall Naturalists Rally

In order to keep participants safe due to the increase in cases of COVID-19, the following changes to the rally have been made:

  • The Friday, September 10th and Saturday, September 11th evening programs will take place in the Roan Mountain State Park Amphitheater, instead of the Conference Center.

  • Friday Registration will take place at the Amphitheater beginning at 6:30 PM

  • No dinners will be available.

  • The 12:00 PM Nature Images Slide Show on Saturday will not take place.

 All participants should keep a safe distance from others, and masks are required when social distancing is not possible. Field trips Saturday and Sunday will still take place, but it may be necessary to limit group size. Saturday lunches will still be available.

The Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 11th will instead be a Zoom meeting at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 19. The link for that meeting is If you would like to join by phone call 1 929 205 6099 US (New York). The Meeting ID is 854 4357 8080.

 2021 Fall Roan Mountain Naturalists' Rally 


2021 Winter Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally

Winter in the Mountains: A Life History of Wildlife in the “Southern Northwoods”

Join naturalist Cade Campbell for a family-friendly Zoom program about the amazing strategies plants, animals, and fungi use to survive harsh winters across the Roan Highlands, under the frigid water of the Doe River, and everywhere in between. This  Zoom program was orginally offered on February 13. Click the button below to access a  recorded version of it.