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August 2020

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Great American Outdoors Act

August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Great American Outdoors Act - How we got here and what does the future hold for conservation? The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) is the biggest land conservation legislation in a generation, a measure with broad bipartisan support and is now law. GAOA guarantees maximum annual funding to acquire and preserve land for public use as well as much needed funding for maintenance at national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and other federal lands. Hear directly from one of the frontline…

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November 2020

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Legacy Giving

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
View of Roan with rhododendron and distant mountains

Tuesday, November 17 at noon - online via Zoom We all know the importance of having a will to protect our family. But what about the assets that won't pass through your will - like brokerage and retirement accounts, IRAs and life insurance policies? Maybe sorting through these options seems complicated, or you are not sure where to begin. Join us for a virtual Lunch & Learn with Sheryl Aikman, SAHC Trustee and charitable planning expert. She will help us…

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January 2021

Hiker in snowy woods

SAHC’s Winter Hiking Challenge – 60 miles in 60 days

January 1 - March 4

Do you need a little inspiration to get moving after the holiday season? Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is starting off 2021 with a challenge to get folks out and about – hiking or walking to enjoy the great outdoors! The SAHC Virtual Hiking Challenge sets a goal of 60 miles in 60 days, to be completed in your own time and at your own speed. Those can be miles you’ve walked, run or hiked – in your neighborhood, on a…

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Virtual Lunch and Learn: Public Lands

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carvers gap with crowded parking area

Lunch & Learn: Public Lands Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 12 p.m. Public lands are facing an increasing bind: They're seeing a huge surge in visitors, but, at the same time, budgets to manage these lands have been cut. Overuse and a deferred maintenance backlog on public lands has been a slow-moving crisis, recently highlighted by huge increases in visitation. SAHC and our partners have been actively working to mitigate these impacts, improve visitor experiences, and educate the public about these…

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March 2021

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Community Farm

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farm view with a few cattle

When: Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM Topic: SAHC Lunch & Learn: Community Farm You are invited to an informative virtual program to learn more about the many exciting programs and projects that happen at our SAHC Community Farm. The 140 acre Community Farm, located outside Asheville, is an educational site and working farm that provides a continually evolving home for conservation projects and agricultural production. Join us for this FREE informative and engaging presentation to learn more about it’s history,…

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April 2021

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Drones in Conservation

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
View of Stephanie launching drone for photographs and video of Cove Creek Gap

Did you enjoy some of the spectacular aerial images of our Cove Creek Gap conservation project? Want to get a sneak peek at more? You are invited to a FREE virtual program to learn about drone capabilities and how they can be used in our land and water conservation work. Stephanie Long, Project Conserve AmeriCorps Stewardship & Volunteer Member, will discuss her work with drones at Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and share some of the videography and photography she completed…

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May 2021

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Conservation Easements 101

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What: Lunch and Learn: Conservation Easements 101 When: Thursday, May 20 | 12 p.m. You are invited to a FREE virtual program to learn more about conservation easements and how these voluntary legal agreements are an effective tool for conservation. Hear from the SAHC land protection team as they discuss why conservation easements are important and share examples of past projects. Join us for this engaging and informative presentation to learn more about how conservation easements benefit not just landowners,…

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June 2021

June Jamboree 2021

June 7 - June 11

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s annual June Jamboree is a celebration of land protection and resource management in the stunning Highlands of Roan. This year, we continue our annual celebration of outdoor recreation and conservation in the Roan Highlands, along with other SAHC focus areas, with a week-long schedule of virtual events as well as a month-long challenge to get involved in citizen-science! Join us for one or all of these events. Can’t make it? All events will be recorded and…

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