Misty Buchanan of the N.C. NHP recognized as a "2010 Recovery Champion" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

25 Mar 2011 2:42 PM | John Jamison (Administrator)


Misty Buchanan
North Carolina Natural Heritage Program                                                                              
Raleigh, North Carolina                                                                                                           

Rough-leaf loostrife and golden sedge

As the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program botanist, Misty Buchanan has expanded our knowledge of the 27 listed plant species in the State through surveys that documented the number of populations, as well as their distribution, status, and health. Applying that knowledge, she has worked closely with the Plant Conservation Program, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Resources Commission, and land trusts on recovery initiatives throughout North Carolina. In providing expertise to the Fish and Wildlife Service—especially to field offices in Asheville and Raleigh—Misty Buchanan has helped to prepare five-year reviews, served as a peer-reviewer for draft recovery plans, helped to propose critical habitat designations for species such as the golden sedge, and provided technical assistance in biological opinions for Section 7 consultations.

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