Photographing Southern Appalachia’s Rarest Species — and the People Working to Save Them
Gary Peeples, Deputy Field Office Supervisor/Public Affairs Officer, Asheville Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic/Gulf Region
For nearly two decades, Gary has been a public affairs officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Part of his job includes telling the story of some of Appalachia’s rarest plants and animals and efforts to conserve them. Over the years he has helped look for rare spiders on the shoulder of Mount Mitchell and snails found only in the Nantahala River Gorge. Along the way he has photographed not only the species, but the endangered species and the biologists working to save these creatures from extinction.
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