The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation invites you to a seminar highlighting the agricultural permit program along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The cattle, crops and fields you see at Doughton Park and other spots along the Parkway are part of a special program that includes 105 permit holders.

Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University's Liaison to the National Park Service (NPS), will discuss how acres set aside for agriculture help shape the landscape of the national park and impact visitors' experiences.

This 30-minute online presentation will include photos and data highlighting the university’s Agricultural Permit Survey, which allowed Appalachian State students to partner with NPS staff to monitor and protect Parkway resources.

If you can't attend at the designated time, go ahead and sign up so we can send you a link to a recording of the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join the webinar.

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