Protecting Our Mountains

Since 1974, we have conserved more than 75,000 acres of the of the Southern Appalachians for present and future generations.

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SAHC conserves unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.

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Bowditch Bottoms – 87 Acres

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Chestnut Mountain – 448 Acres

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Public Notice – Accreditation Renewal

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

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This summer, SAHC conserved the 448-acre Chestnut Mountain tract outside of Canton, largely because it sits in an important wildlife corridor, and oh boy, the wildlife! Our stewardship staff captured these photos during a single morning last week - they saw over one mile of black bear tracks, five box turtles, salamanders, deer, grouse, and blooming rhododendron. ... See MoreSee Less

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