Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, in partnership with N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund and other funders, has permanently conserved one of the largest remaining unprotected Catawba River Basin watershed tracts in the South Mountains. The conservancy and the state parks system purchased a 2,207-acre tract known as Simms Hill on June 4 from owner Tim Sweeney in two concurrent transactions. Of the total acreage, 757 acres were acquired by the state and added to South Mountains State Park, bringing the park to more than 19,000 acres.
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The Southern Appalachian region is again receiving national attention, as a graphic analysis of the South Mountains to Blue Ridge corridor took third place at a national conservation conference. Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and Durham-based real estate consulting and strategic planning firm Unique Places LLC teamed up to submit a poster for the NatureServe […]