The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere

Data Center Description
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) Program is a
public/private partnership that focuses its attention on the Southern
Appalachian Biosphere Reserve. The program encourages the utilization
of ecosystem and adaptive management principles. SAMAB's vision is to
foster a harmonious relationship between people and the Southern
Appalachian environment. Its mission is to promote the environmental
health and stewardship of natural, economic, and cultural resources in
the Southern Appalachians. It encourages community-based solutions to
critical regional issues through cooperation among partners,
information gathering and sharing, integrated assessments, and
demonstration projects.


[Summary provided by SAMAB.]