Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains

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Celebrating 40 years of conservation!

Appalachian Spring - Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 8 pm

Click here for more details about our annual member event and 40th anniversary celebration. Purchase tickets online here.

The mission of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, and scenic beauty of the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee for the benefit of present and future generations. Since 1974, we have protected over 63,000 acres from the Highlands of Roan to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Land Trust Day - Saturday, June 7

Land Trust Day is a fundraising and outreach opportunity held in partnership with our local business community. We promote awareness of the importance of land and water conservation while bringing increased exposure to businesses that give back to the community. Last year we raised almost $17,000 with the help of 15 local businesses — a tremendous boost to our land protection efforts!

Land Trust Day is for everyone! Click here to find out more about participating in Land Trust Day 2014, as either a business supporter or a patron.

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Upcoming events

Saturday, April 12
Wildflower Extravaganza/
Bill Popper Memorial Hike
Near Burnsville, NC

Thursday, May 15
Appalachian Spring
40th Anniversary Celebration!
Highland Brewing Company

Saturday, May 17
"For Love of Beer & Mountains" Little Hump Partnership Hike
Highlands of Roan

Sunday, May 18
Yoga on the Mountain
Fairview Farming Community

Saturday, June 7
Land Trust Day

Saturday, June 14
June Jamboree

Click here for our full calendar.