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.

For the past year, our events have been modified due to Covid. We hope to get back to our usual schedule for the 2021 Fall Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally. Below are links to both the recorded 2021 Winter Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally and the upcoming 2021 Spring 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.

Spring 2021 Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally 

This one day event on April 24 will feature 16 different field trips led by the top naturalists in our region. Click the link  below for more information.

In addition to rallies, the Friends of Roan Mountain provides volunteer labor and grants to support Roan Mountain State Park and the U. S. Forest Service in their naturalist and environmental missions, as well as scientific studies and conservation and restoration projects on the Roan.  

Scroll through the photo gallery of past events.

Video on our projects

The photos on this website are all by Jerry Greer. See more of his photos at

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The Friends of Roan Mountain, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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