What is SAHC?
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is one of the country’s oldest and most respected land trusts. SAHC works to protect the world’s oldest mountains for the benefit of present and future generation.
Founded in 1974 as a non profit, charitable organization, SAHC works to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, local farmland and scenic beauty of the mountains of North Carolina and east Tennessee for the benefit of present and future generations. We achieve this by forging and maintaining conservation relationships with landowners and public agencies, owning and managing land, and encouraging healthy local communities.
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has helped ensure the protection of more than 60,000 acres throughout the mountain region. Much work remains to be done. We invite all who care about the future of our southern mountains to join the effort. Your membership, donations, time, energy and ideas will help meet the challenges of protecting these magnificent natural resources for us and for future generations.