On Saturday, November 12th, we hosted a hike on our lovely 600-acre Webb Conservation Easement near Panthertown Valley in Jackson County. This beautiful property is bounded on the north side by Cedar Creek, a high quality tributary flowing into Webb Lake, which provides habitat for native brook trout. 298 more words
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This month we protected 32 acres of farmland in the shadow of Crabtree Bald in Haywood County. Located along Rush Fork Creek and adjacent to NC Scenic Byway 209, the farm contains prime agricultural soils and has been in the same family since the late 1700s. 241 more words
Chrysalis Vineyards prevailed in a lawsuit filed against it by the Wetlands America Trust, which was filed on behalf of Ducks Unlimited, which held a conservation easement on property vested in White Cloud Nine Ventures, L.P, which was leasing it to Chrysalis Vineyards (Jennifer McCloud is the General Partner of White Cloud and the Sole Member and Manager of Chrysalis). 426 more words
More good news and work towards a restoration of our waters.
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The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is in line to receive a $1.5 million grant from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, or ESRP.
“This project represents five years of hard work by the land trust, the landowner, and the agencies involved,” said Farmland Program Director William Hamilton. “This farm is representative of agriculture in Western North Carolina, and we are thrilled that the Reeves family will be able to continue owning, living and farming on this land in the future.” 721 more words