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Stevens Creek – 13 Acres

Thanks to generous supporters and conservation-minded landowners, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has purchased 13 more acres adjoining Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Acquisition of the property in the Stevens Creek area will permanently protect forested habitat and scenic views along this edge of the national park. A portion of the Asbury Trail runs along the […]

Blazing Star Flowers

Blazing Star Flowers is excited to launch its second season at the SAHC Community Farm after a bountiful and successful start last year! Hi, I’m Suzanne and I love flowers!” says Suzanne Nolter, farmer and owner of Blazing Star Flowers. “I love growing them from seed, carefully tending them, creating lush, garden-inspired designs and sharing […]

Lunar Whale Herbs

About the farm: Lunar Whale Herbs is a small scale medicinal and culinary herb farm that strives to bring high quality herbs to our community. Our mission is to connect people with plant medicine and empower you on your wellness journey. Lunar Whale Herbs is part of the Farm Incubator Program at Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s […]

Belview Mountain

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has created a new nature preserve in the Highlands of Roan, which will permanently protect 151 more acres of mountain habitat and clean streams. It is very near other SAHC nature preserves and a 24,000-acre network of public lands! The new preserve is on Belview Mountain, and provides habitat for diverse […]

Stewardship – A Forever Commitment

Land Protected – Now What? Each new land protection project generates a rush of joy and excitement. However, after the initial furor fades, the task of ensuring that conserved land remains permanently protected shifts to the shoulders of SAHC’s devoted stewardship crew. Perhaps the least understood aspect of our work, yet an integral component of […]

150 Acres for Roan Mountain State Park

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy  recently purchased 150 acres adjoining Roan Mountain State Park, protecting habitat resources and streams in the Doe River watershed. This important natural area at Sugar Hollow in Carter County, TN, will be added to the park in the future, providing potential to expand trails and create backcountry camping sites. “I’m thrilled […]

Community Farm Updates, Fall 2021

SAHC’s 140-acre farm hosts beginning farm businesses, educational workshops, and service learning experiences. It’s a working model that blends productive agriculture and responsible land management with educational opportunities and community engagement. Contact us for more info about the programs, event space, or opportunities to visit the farm (by appointment). This fall, we have been joined […]