Thank you again for your participation in the 2012 NASC benefit auction! As you know, some of the funds raised in this year’s auction were intended to go towards the development of a management plan for Dulany Bog in western North Carolina. We have been in communication with the various groups in charge of this property, but no agreements have been reached as of yet. The money raised for this project will, unfortunately, not be able to be put to use any time soon.
We at NASC have been made aware of another carnivorous plant site, one which could make use of the money immediately. Cedar Mountain Bog is a site in Transylvania County, North Carolina, and is home to several rare plants, including the last stable Sarracenia jonesii population in the state. The North Carolina Plant Conservation Program is in need of funds for its management project at Cedar Mountain Bog.
We feel that Dulany Bog is a site that is certainly worthy of conservation efforts, and we hope that in the future we will be able to reach agreements as to how NASC can assist such efforts. However, at this time, we are proposing re-allocating the funds to Cedar Mountain Bog, another worthy site that can make use of the money now.
The NASC board will be voting on this proposal on November 8. We welcome any comments that you may have and will take them into consideration. You can contact me through PM here on TerraForums, or via email at president(at)nasarracenia(dot)org.