Coarse woody debris was measured at 10 hillslope sites representing a gradient of development, including forested, valley agriculture, and mountain housing developments in Macon County, NC. The length, diameters, decay class, and species of coarse wood was measured within each of the twelve 10 x 10-m plots located within each of the 10 sites. Volume of coarse wood was then calculated. Data from a subset of the sites were used as a covariate for Aphaenogaster spp. ant occupancy rates.