SAHC has protected a variety of places that residents and visitors can appreciate — including tracts that have been transferred into public ownership, local farms producing healthy food, and views from scenic routes and iconic travel destinations. Here are a few ways you can explore the places we have helped protect.
Some of the land SAHC protects is transferred to public ownership and can be visited and enjoyed by all. We’ve protected critical places which are now part of the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests, Mt. Mitchell State Park in NC, Rocky Fork State Park in TN, and more. Check the map below to see some of these places where you can visit.
Agricultural conservation easements help family farms continue producing local food while protecting land resources so they will be available for the future. You may recognize many of these local farms, which produce on land protected by SAHC, from tailgate markets, farm tours, or the menu at your favorite restaurant.
Conservation-minded landowners protect private land through conservation easements with SAHC. Some of these tracts are owned by establishments that offer services to the public, such as Cataloochee Ranch at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains or OM Sanctuary in Asheville, NC.