North Carolina State Parks

Poachers threaten native ginseng in NC parks

Ginseng is native to the mountains of North Carolina, but poachers are digging it out of state parks and national forests. The herb is valuable medicinally, especially in Asian markets, but poaching has pushed it towards extinction. This story is produced in partnership with the UNC School of Media & Journalism: Producer & Narrator – Nez Covington, Associate Producers – Allie Miszewski & Raymond Tu, Scriptwriter – Charlotte Harris, Camera/Video Editor – Bob Gunter, Additional Video Editing – Nez Covington, Executive Producer – Dr. Tom Linden