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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Open area and forested crest on Roan Mountain Gateway, conserved land

Roan Mountain Gateway

Salamander Video with Tom Ward

Blue Ridge mountain sunset

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Robinson Rough Cabin

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Turk's Cap Lily

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SAHC Video Library

Check out our ever-expanding library of video content – including informative Lunch n’ Learn presentations, virtual hikes, youth education, and relaxing moments in nature.

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Earth Month 2021

As part of the WNC for the Planet coalition, SAHC is celebrating Earth Day all month long in April – as we come together to act locally and think globally. This year, celebrate with us by playing Earth Month BINGO!

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Water quality and salamanders go together! AmeriCorps member Cici Wood joined Sue Wasserman for a special youth program earlier this month - "The Wonder of Water." Special thanks to videographer Martha J. Moore for putting together this video of the presentation."Salamanders": the fourth episode of Wonder of Water, an AMY Regional Library series and part of the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit led by writer and nature photographer, Sue Wasserman. Cici Wood of the Southern Highlands Appalachian Conservancy explores with us the wonder of the relationship between salamanders and water at White Oak Creek Falls in Yancey ... See MoreSee Less
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Don’t forget - this afternoon is out Queer Outside virtual panel event in partnership with Youth OUTright! We hope to see you there!Check out this awesome event we have coming up in partnership with Youth OutRight! We have some amazing panelists lined up and hope to see you there!Registration: ... See MoreSee Less
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