Land Trust Day Historic Homestead Outing

Enjoy Land Trust Day on the protected John Q. Tilson Homestead property in Unicoi Couty, Tennessee! This property has been owned by the Tilson Family since before the Civil War and has been protected by a SAHC Conservation easement since 1999. We will gather at the “new” house (built in 1879), where participants will have time to tour the historic home and view the working springhouse and smokehouse. Read more

Partnerships in Education & Stewardship – Tilson Homeplace Work Day

IMG_8180Conservation doesn’t end with recording a land protection document. Stewardship of protected lands extends in perpetuity, and sometimes requires remediation of past problems for a property. Dedicated East TN State Univ. students responded to our call for a “Service Saturday”, helping clean up debris from illicit dumping on a protected, historic TN property.

The benefits of working with these student volunteers extended far beyond the impressive mountains of trash pulled out of waterways and forests. Through our partnership, the students glimpsed some of the challenges of managing natural resources — in this case, hundreds of acres bordered by a public road. Read more


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