The Executive Board of the Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America has signed a lease agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to establish two meteorology towers on the 15,000 acre Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in Pulaski County. These towers will be supplemented by a team of scientists tasked with the collection of biologic, atmospheric, and cultural data.
Study findings will be utilized by the Council’s Conservation Committee to further develop the Reservation’s Ecosystem Management Plan and to make recommendations to the Executive Board regarding future stewardship initiatives.
Council President, John Johnson states: “Our relationship with Iberdrola Renewables will generate data that will enable us to better manage our unique mountain resources while ensuring future generations will have the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature and learn to become conservation-minded adults.”
Permit requests for the towers have been submitted to Pulaski County.
Source: September 10, 2010 Ridge Runner