“After hiking Tennent Mountain and Black Balsam my wife, Shelley, and I continued on to Investor Gap Trail to the parking lot and then up to Sam Knob on an out-and-back. When we arrived at the peak we were caught in a rain storm.”
~ Duane Sims
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.