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Sahara dust plume coming to Cherokee

Sahara dust plume coming to Cherokee

A dust plume from the Sahara Desert will be arriving in North Carolina this weekend – look out for spectacular sunrises and sunsets! Our Air Quality team will be keeping an eye on their instruments, which should pick up some info on the concentration of “PM10” – dust-sized particles in the air. These particles can be inhaled and cause issues for people with asthma, allergies, or respiratory illnesses (including COVID-19), so please exercise caution and wear a mask or stay inside if you’re concerned. Fortunately, we’re expecting most of the dust to stay suspended high in the atmosphere, between 20,000 and 30,000 feet.

Wildlife management survey

Wildlife management survey

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is currently working with Responsive Management, a research firm specializing in...

Monitoring ramps

Monitoring ramps

Last week, our team wrapped up another season's fieldwork studying the effect of different harvest techniques on ᎤᏩᏍᏗ...

EBCI Brownfields Program

EBCI Brownfields Program

EBCI Natural Resources staff presented at Timber Committee today on our Brownfields Program, supervised by Derek Tahquette....

Hellbender sightings requested

Hellbender sightings requested

As temperatures warm and fishing and swimming season ramps up, the EBCI Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Management...