Southern Appalachian Research Branch

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The Southern Appalachian Research Branch (SARB) provides research support for management of wildlife for federal lands within the Department of the Interior, including migratory species, inter-jurisdictional species, endangered species, invasive species, and species of cultural importance to Native Americans; maintaining an emphasis on upland ecosystems in the southern Appalachian Highlands. The SARB conducts research in landscape modeling to predict the ecological consequences of anthropogenic impacts to the southern Appalachians and provides expertise in wildlife habitat and population analysis with an emphasis on the management of large mammals with the goal of demonstrating concepts of sustainable wildlife population management.

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