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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National Public Lands Day – Hike Hampton Creek Cove

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Wiles Creek Preserve

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On this National Public Lands Day, enjoy a sneak-peak of our Highlands of Roan hiking tour video! SAHC's AmeriCorps Conservation Education and Outreach Member, Sarge Sargent, embarked on a challenging hike across the Appalachian Trail in the Highlands of Roan, from Hugh's Gap to Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area. Along the way, he discovered glimpses of some of the species and natural communities which make the Roan so unique. We will release the complete video soon - with maps, guest interviews, information about the biological diversity of the Roan, and best practices for reducing impacts from recreation while enjoying this natural treasure, so it will remain intact for future generations to enjoy. Take a look at this teaser clip, and check back in coming weeks for the full virtual tour! ... See MoreSee Less

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NEW Roan land protection for bird habitat, clean water!

The varied high elevation forest and meadow habitats on SAHC’s new Wiles Creek Preserve abound with birds, salamanders, and more. Thanks to supporters like you, we recently purchased this 166-acre tract adjoining Pisgah National Forest in the Highlands of Roan. The Wiles Creek Preserve will be owned by SAHC in the long term and managed for priority bird habitats, water quality, and other natural features. -
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