2006 Timelines: History

Using grant funds awarded by NC’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Foothills Conservancy acquired a 341-acre bargain sale conservation easement from the Creston Development next to the Conservancy’s Catawba River Headwaters Preserve. The project protected over 2 miles of the Left Prong Catawba River and its tributaries, its sheltering forests, and habitat for wildlife including black bears. The Left Prong is an important watershed at the headwaters of the Catawba River adjoining Pisgah National Forest near Catawba Falls.


Land Protection Record


Tract Designation County Acres
Deaf School Watershed South Mountains State Park Burke 455
Creston II Conservation Easement McDowell 341
Stensland Conservation Easement Rutherford 72
Caldwell Heartleaf Conservation Easement Caldwell 235