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May 2019

Beginner Mountain Bike Ride

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Sunday, May 19 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: DuPont State Forest Difficulty: Moderate (5) — 6.3 mile loop, 697′ of ascent, avg. 4% grade Cost: FREE for all participants Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and special guest Rebeca Bermudez, who will be leading our first Mountain Biking trip of the season. This ride will begin at Lake Imaging in DuPont State Forest and conclude via Ridgeline, one of the country's fastest, flowiest, and easiest downhill trails.  The…

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Pints for Nonprofits

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Casual Pint, 1863 Hendersonville Road Suite 145
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Location: The Casual Pint, Asheville Time: 6 to 9 pm Join us for a local pint night celebrating Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and benefitting land and water conservation! To support SAHC with Pints for Nonprofits, The Casual Pint will donate $1 for each pint of Appalachia Session IPA sold that day.  Wicked Weed Brewing has crafted a special brew to support conservation of mountains, forests, farms, streams, and rivers across Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. For more than 45 years, SAHC has worked to…

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June 2019

Land Trust Day 2019

June 1

Our Land Trust Day sponsors recognize the economic impact of conservation work in local communities. Embracing a "give back" spirit, they have committed to donate a percentage of the day's sales from Saturday, June 1 to SAHC, to support ongoing land and water conservation efforts. Please shop and dine on Saturday, June 1 to support conservation, and thank these sponsors for participating in Land Trust Day with SAHC!

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Upper Catawba Falls Wanderlush Hike

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, June 2 Time: 10 am – 2 pm Difficulty:  Moderate (7 on a scale of 10) — 5.0 miles roundtrip, elevation gain: 650′ Terrain: Dirt path (few rocks/roots), steep sections, 18 stream crossings Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Highland Brewing Company for a moderately difficult hike to Upper Catawba Falls. The Catawba River flows for approximately 220 miles, beginning in the Southern Appalachians until it drains in the South Carolina Piedmont.…

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Gray’s Lily and Lily Leafspot Disease

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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The Roan’s ecosystem is one of the richest repositories of biodiversity on earth, including the rare and endangered Gray’s lily. Only found on the highest elevations of TN, NC and VA, these incredible blooms bring delight to those who find them during the early summer months. However, the health of the Gray’s lily is being threatened by a serious fungal pathogen - the Lily Leaf Spot Disease. Join us to learn more about the recent research around the Gray’s lily…

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June Jamboree 2019

June 15
Highlands of Roan

The Social Time:  1-4 pm After your adventure on your Jamboree outing be sure to stop by our afternoon social where friends and family can gather and share hike experiences while learning about SAHC’s recent accomplishments, including land protection and stewardship news. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. This years social will be at our Big Rock Creek Preserve.  The Big Rock Creek property, formerly the home of Trailridge summer camp, contains 127 acres of unique high elevation habitat…

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Father’s Day Grill Out at Hickory Nut Gap Farm

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview, 28730
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When: Sunday, June 16th 12-4pm Where: Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC Hard-work, dedication, perseverance, support, commitment; strong qualities for the strong role models in our lives. Show dad your appreciation by joining Hickory Nut Gap Farm in a special celebration of outdoor grilling, beer drinking, and lawn games. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. The productive farmland of Hickory Nut Gap Farm is permanently protected with an agricultural conservation easement - so farming…

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Volunteer Workday at the Community Farm

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Thursday, June 20th Time: 10 – 2 pm Where:  SAHC Community Farm Join us this coming Thursday for a volunteer workday at our lovely Community Farm in Alexander, NC. This property provides a joint model of sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship and community education. This property is so lovely that many invasive plants and vines have decided to call our fence line along Mag Sluder Road home. This Thursday we need your help in removing them! What will we be doing?…

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July 2019

Grassy Ridge Mow-Off 2019

July 20 @ 8:30 am - July 21 @ 1:00 pm
Highlands of Roan

We need YOUR help on the mountain! Camp out or come for a day. Join other volunteers as we work to maintain the globally rare grassy and shrub balds found on Grassy Ridge, one of the most beautiful and ecologically significant sites in the Roan Highlands. We’ll cut invasive blackberries and other shrubs using weed whackers and brush cutters. Enjoy great company, great food and great job satisfaction! Our annual Grassy Ridge Mow-Off is more than just a work day…

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Black Mountain Crest Trail Hike with Wicked Weed

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21 Time: 9:00 am Saturday - 3 pm Sunday Where: Black Mountain Crest Trail Difficulty: Strenuous (10+) — 12.4 miles, 5,390' Cost: FREE for all participants Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Wicked Weed Brewing for an incredible hike and camping trip along the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Often described as walking from Carolina to Canada, hikers will travel through Appalachian Cove, Northern Hardwood, and Spruce-Fir forests on their way up to the tallest ridge line trail in…

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