Entries by sahcadmin

Hidden Valley – 50 Acres in Haywood County

In fall 2019, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchased 50 acres at Hidden Valley in Haywood County in order to protect corridors for wildlife movement, water quality, scenic views, and farmland. The tract adjoins the 146-acre Little Creek Headwaters preserve that we purchased in 2016, providing connectivity for wildlife corridors. Conserving the land also protects scenic views […]

139 Acres in Beaverdam Creek Watershed

SAHC recently purchased 139 acres in the Beaverdam area of Haywood County, connecting the Town of Canton’s Rough Creek watershed property with conserved land previously protected by SAHC. The acquisition will permanently protect wildlife habitat, scenic views from public trails, and water quality in streams. “This 139-acre tract includes portions of Beaverdam Creek and its […]

Corporate Partner Profile: Biltmore Company

We are grateful to the Biltmore Company for supporting local land and water conservation in a variety of ways over the years — including help with the purchase of the 134-acre Yellow Spot tract in the Highlands of Roan and a recent $10,000 grant to support ongoing conservation efforts. We appreciate Biltmore Company’s recognition of […]

Farm Management: Pasture Walk

On a Thursday evening in September, I joined  20 neighbors, local farmers, landowners, for a pasture walk led by Buncombe Co. Cooperative Extension on SAHC’s 100+ acre community farm in Alexander, NC. Meghan Baker, Ethan Henderson, and Noah Henson took us all on an informative stroll to discuss management strategies and how to keep pastures […]