Entries by sahcadmin

Rogers Cove – 385 Acres

Hugged by mountains and tucked away in the scenic Crabtree community of Haywood County, Rogers Cove contains beautiful rolling pastures and forested hills that stir the imagination. We have permanently protected 385 acres of productive, scenic farmland in this cove through agricultural conservation easements. “The Rogers family has farmed this land for at least four […]

Invasive Feral Hogs Continue to Threaten the Roan

We are entering the fifth year of coordinated efforts to manage invasive feral hogs in the Highlands of Roan. These invasive feral hogs damage the fragile, globally important ecosystems of the Roan as they “root,” eating rare species and tearing up the terrain.  They also spread multiple diseases and pose a safety threat to outdoor […]

From the Farm: January 2019

Our Community Farm Manager, Chris Link, blogs about updates from our Community Farm: Greetings, all — from the winter quiet on the SAHC Community Farm in Alexander! We enjoy the break in buzzing activity that comes every January. Not completely dormant by any means, this season for planning and taking stock is valuable in its […]

Stephens-Lee Bird Sanctuary Outing

In November, AmeriCorps member Whisper Moore led an afterschool group from Stephens-Lee Recreation Center to experience birding at the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in North Asheville. In a previous afterschool session, Whisper had introduced students to migratory birds with the #GreatMigrationChallenge game. For this field trip, Bethany Sheffer and Simon Thompson of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon […]

Hump Mtn Transfer to Cherokee Nat’l Forest

We have transferred 324 acres on the TN slopes of Hump Mountain to the Cherokee National Forest in the Highlands of Roan, the upper edge of the property extends just 500 ft from the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT). Nearby, the AT passes across the grassy balds atop Hump Mountain, affording hikers breathtaking 360-degree views […]

Bookwalter Binge Raffle Results

Did you win? If you had to leave the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo afterparty before the raffle drawing Saturday, you might still be a winner! Here are the winning numbers for raffle item prizes that were not picked up on Saturday: #7 Colvita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 6 pack — 6484963 #8 Saunders DDS Family Dentistry […]

Rocky Fork, by David Ramsey

Do you know the story of Rocky Fork, TN? SAHC is proud to have been a leader in protecting the 10,000-acre Rocky Fork watershed. This stunning scenic watershed is a unique, fragile ecosystem with rare and endangered species. Former SAHC Trustee and nature photographer David Ramsey elaborates in his new book Rocky Fork: Hidden Jewel […]

Half Pint Farm

New participants in our Farmer Incubator Program, Claudie Babineaux and Sarah Bostick have been doing very physical labor for years. However, they frequently run into people who challenge the idea that two petite ladies can accomplish such work. In naming their farm business “Half Pint Farm,” they decided to ‘own it’. “This name, Half Pint […]

In Remembrance: Bob Harvey

Robert Marsh Harvey passed away on Friday, June 8 this year. He  is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mabel Marie Stout Harvey, and many loving family members. After serving as a radio technician in San Diego, CA during World War II, Bob returned to civilian life and a career in radio and television. […]

Donor Perspective: Tom & Dawn Alligood

As a former real estate professional in Charlotte, Tom understands that you have to save land when you can. He remembers his first visit to the Roan area, around Thanksgiving of 1978, when he and a friend backpacked the Appalachian Trail from the Cloudland Hotel site at Carvers Gap to Hampton, TN. “It was my […]