photo courtesy of Dr. Jay Bolin and Brian Ethridge
Catawba College students Jacob Snyder, left, and Jonathan Cooley work at the 116-acre Nichols tract recently bought by the N.C. Zoological Park and the LandTrust for Central North Carolina.
Amelia Iwanicki, front, and Sarah Wike work to prepare a long-leaf pine forest for a controlled burn. They were among a group of 17 environment science and sustainable business students who worked on the 116-acre tract in Montgomery County. Photo courtesy Dr. Jay Bolin and Brian Ethridge