2008 Timelines: History

On behalf of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Foothills Conservancy purchased the Lutz and Elam parcels along National Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek, which provided 4 miles of high quality trout stream along state-designated Outstanding Resource Waters for public fishing and other passive recreation uses. The tremendous partnership effort, including the local Friends of Wilson Creek, Caldwell County, and NC’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund, protected 500 acres of vulnerable lands, unique habitat, and Wilson Creek streamside areas that were originally slated for residential subdivision and development.

Land Protection Record


Tract Designation County Acres
Cane Creek Mountain, Washburn II Chimney Rock State Park Rutherford 74
Barron Farm II South Mountains State Park Burke 120
Lutz Wilson Creek Gameland I NC Wildlife Resources Commission Caldwell 428
Elam Wilson Creek Gameland NC Wildlife Resources Commission Caldwell 72