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. For many years he was devoted to service and advocacy for SAHC — clearing trails, “bashing” briars on the mountain balds, leading hikes and creating an informational tailgate display at Carvers Gap. Read more
Long-time member, photographer and nature enthusiast Edward “Ed” Hageman Schell, 92, died peacefully in Lexington, SC in January. Born Dec. 18, 1922, in Steubenville, OH, Ed served in the Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack in 1941. After the war he went to college at Michigan State University and worked for the federal government at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. In 1974, he retired from the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC.
Ed moved to Johnson City, TN, in 1975 to pursue his love of nature as a naturalist photographer. He published his first book, “Potomac — The Nation’s River” in 1976 and his second book, “Tennessee” in 1979. Read more
Charles “Charlie” Klabunde was born October 28, 1931 in Champagne, IL and died February 7, 2015 in Oak Ridge TN. He lived in Niagara Falls, NY, graduated Lehigh University in 1953, and obtained a MS in Physics from Illinois University in 1955. Charlie retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN in 1996.
An enthusiastic hiker and conservationist, he was very active with SAHC, the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, and TN Citizens for Wilderness Planning. He served as a Trustee of SAHC from 2001-07. His other interests included model airplane flying, photography, and folk dancing. Read more
The mission of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for all people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, enduring for future generations. We achieve this through long-term conservation relationships with private landowners and public agencies and owning and managing land. We are committed to creating and supporting equitable, healthy and thriving communities for everyone in our region.
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