Strawberry Gap, Stony Point Conservation

We purchased 170 acres in two adjoining tracts at Strawberry Gap and Stony Point near the Eastern Continental Divide  to protect water resources, plant and animal habitat, and scenic views from public trails and scenic byways. We plan to own these properties for the long term and manage the forests to promote resilience, diversity and longevity. Read more


Strawberry Gap Volunteer Workday with Conserving Carolina

Background Info:

Strawberry Gap Trail is a ~2.8 mile trail right on the continental divide in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. The trail features beautiful vistas, scenic rock outcroppings, high elevation pastures, and areas of old growth forest. It crosses land protected by Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s conservation easements and Strawberry Gap Preserve. The trail will be another section that is added to the State trail system that’s in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. This volunteer opportunity will have you helping remove non-native invasive species to help fulfill our stewardship commitment and get a sneak peek to one of our newest trails!

Workday Description: 

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) and Conserving Carolina are coming together to help remove non-native invasive plant species from the properties surrounding our newest up-coming trail at Strawberry Gap. There is opportunity for everyone, all ages and experience levels are welcome. During the workday we will be removing various non-native invasive species, such as Chinese privet, Japanese honeysuckle, and multiflora rose from the property. Among other methods we may be using, volunteers will be using pruners, handsaws, and pulling to remove invasive plant species. Volunteers must be able to walk moderate distances across rough terrain. Plant ID and removal techniques will be taught on-site.

What to Wear: 

Sturdy boots (they will get muddy), hat, gloves; dress for the weather. Long pants and sleeves are recommended.

What to Bring: 

Snacks, water, work gloves (if you have them)

RSVP below

Registration is required – RSVPs will close on 07/05/22 at noon. For more information, email