Article On Plant Poaching On The Blue Ridge Parkway
Here is at link to an article in the Asheville Citizen Times on the illegal harvesting of galax leaves on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. I have written on this same subject before in this blog and in my book, "A Park Ranger's Life: Thirty Two Years Protecting Our National Parks." Types "plants" into the search window in the right hand column to access past stories on this subject.
The illegal theft of plants from our National Parks are devastating native populations. There are many connections between this crime and international trade.