Mountain bog preservation proposed in Transylvania, Henderson counties

excerpt from BlueRidgeNow.com (Hendersonville Times-News):

A proposed national wildlife refuge that would protect rare mountain bogs could potentially include 12,592 acres in Transylvania County, commissioners heard Monday.

Gary Peeples, of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, told commissioners his agency is looking at creating a 23,000-acre Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge that could eventually include 28 scattered wetland sites in Western North Carolina, including six in Henderson County and three in Transylvania. …


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