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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Full Sun Farm

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Brown Family Farm

Mark Rogers on farm

Rogers Cove Farmland Conservation

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Strategic Planning 2021-25

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Wicked Weed Appalachia ENO Hammocks

Turk's Cap Lily

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Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
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Have you seen a Hellbender lately? Great pic and info from our U.S. Fish and Wildlife friends!Here’s a spooky species perfect for the season - the hellbender! While not actually scary, these gentle giant salamanders are thought to be named by those who feared their odd looks and size. They measure up to 2 feet in length and have loose slimy skin that has inspired some interesting nicknames including snot otter, devil dog and old lasagna sides. Hellbenders are among the longest living amphibians in the world, with some living 30 years or longer in the wild!Photo: Hellbender by Ryan Hagerty/USFWS. ... See MoreSee Less
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