Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains

Upcoming Events and Guided Group Hikes

Hikes are FREE to SAHC Members; $10.00 non-members, unless otherwise noted. (Hikes on public lands are free for all participants; see individual hike descriptions.) Registration is required. For directions, additional information, or registration, please contact Kana Miller at or call 828.253.0095 ext. 205.


SAHC in the
"Twelve Days of Giving"
Blossoms at Bilmore Park
and Baggie Goose,
Biltmore Park near Asheville
Date: December 23

We are THRILLED to have been chosen as a participant in this first ever "Twelve Days of Giving" Program! SAHC will receive of a portion of proceeds from Blossoms at Biltmore Park and Baggie Goose on Tuesday, December 23.

Located at 8 Town Square Blvd Suite 110, Asheville, North Carolina 28803, this 11- year-old LOCAL floral, paper & gift store sells hand-selected items from around our region, including fresh flowers, wreaths, and plants (and they deliver), as well as holiday cards, gift wrap & accessories, ornaments, stationery, jewelry, scarves, candles, journals, and more. You'll find gifts for women, babies, tweens, kids — and they even have a “man section."

Shop Local — Save Mountains! If you stop by the store to purchase a card, place a floral order, etc, on December 23, SAHC will receive a donation. We are very grateful to have been chosen to benefit from this giving program. What a great way to do some last-minute gifting, AND support land and water conservation!

Appalachian Spring
Farmhouse Gallery in Unicoi, TN
Date: May 21, 2015
Time: 6 to 8 pm

Join us in celebrating another successful year of conservation with our annual event for members and guests. Ticket information and more details To Be Announced. Go ahead and save the date, and be sure to check back for updates!

Land Trust Day/National Trails Day
Regional event
Date: June 6, 2015

In conjunction with National Trails Day, local business across the mountains choose this special day to donate a percentage of sales to SAHC. They recognize that the mountains, streams, forests, and farms we preserve are important to their clients, and Land Trust Day is a wonderful way to "give back" to help protect the natural resources that drive our region's economy.

We are sincerely grateful to last year's participating businesses, who helped us raise $14,000 for land and water conservation. If you are interested in becoming a Land Trust Day sponsor for 2015, contact Cheryl Fowler at or 828.253.0095 ext 209. We would love to help promote your business!!

June Jamboree
Highlands of Roan
Date: June 20, 2015

Mark your calendar for our annual day of guided hikes in the Highlands of Roan, celebrating SAHC's flagship focus area and the unique, globally important mountain ecosystems which launched our conservation work. We will have a variety of outings for many skill levels and interests, free for all participants. More details To Be Announced.

For questions, directions and registration for hikes or events, contact
Kana Miller, or 828-253-0095 ex. 205

Hike Key Note: We are introducing a new hike key to better explain the difficulty of hikes. Hikes will be rated 1-10 (greater than 10 for extremely difficult hikes). A rating of 5 is considered moderate, 10 difficult, and 1 extremely easy. We come up with this number by plugging in the hike elevation change and mileage to this formula: (0.002 x elevation gain (ft.)) + Round trip distance (miles) = Difficulty rating (1-10).

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Upcoming events

Twelve Days of Giving
Blossoms at Biltmore Park
and Baggie Goose
Tuesday, December 23

Appalachian Spring
Farmhouse Gallery
Unicoi, TN
Thursday, May 21

Land Trust Day
Saturday, June 6

June Jamboree
Saturday, June 20

Click here for our full calendar.

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