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July 2020

SAHC Virtual Lunch and Learn: Chestnut Mountain

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us for a 30 minute presentation about our recent 448 acre land acquisition, Chestnut Mountain just outside of Canton, NC.  During this virtual Lunch & Learn, Conservation Director Hanni Muerdter and AmeriCorps member Hanna Peterman will share the story of how SAHC acquired this unique property that could have been slated for various kinds of development. Additionally, you will learn about why it is a high priority conservation project for wildlife, water, and future public recreation, the future plans…

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August 2020

SAHC Virtual Lunch and Learn: Aerial Monitoring

August 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When: Monday, August 3 starting from 12 - 1 pm Online, FREE To supplement our on-the-ground stewardship efforts, SAHC is currently developing an aerial monitoring program. SAHC stewards land spread across approximately 4,000 square miles — and as of 2020, our Stew Crew is responsible for monitoring over 52,000 acres. Annual monitoring site visits require substantial time and resources. While interaction with landowners/neighbors and spending time in the landscape is paramount, the ever-growing acreage for which we are responsible, its…

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Virtual Farm Workshop: Black Soldier Fly

August 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The black soldier fly (BSF) is a native, non-pest insect useful for managing small and large amounts of biosolids and animal manure. During this online workshop Chris Link of SAHC (Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy) will introduce you to BSFs, discuss their many benefits (from managing farm waste to producing nutritious small livestock feed), and explain how to start your own colony. This information will be applicable on many scales — from the backyard to the municipal waste management. Please RSVP…

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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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October 2020

Live Drag and Burlesque On a Farm – with The Odditorium

October 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Join The Odditorium at SAHC's Community Farm on Friday October 2, 2020 as we host a very special, socially-distant outside seated event. The night will feature some of the best Drag and Burlesque that Asheville has to offer. Featuring Priscilla Chambers, Rebel Vitale, Calcutta, Orange Crush, and our special host, Ida Carolina. Additionally, lite bites and full bar will be available. We are thrilled to partner with local music venue The Odditorium to provide outdoor, socially-distanced space for events at…

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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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