2009 Timelines: History

Backed by an outpouring of public support, Foothills Conservancy completed the protection of 856 acres along more than four miles of National Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek for a new public game land and world-class trout fishery, a welcome alternative to development plans for more than 200 home sites along this special creek. We protected three farms with agricultural conservation easements, added land to Chimney Rock State Park and protected another mile of Wilson Creek with a conservation easement on private land.


Land Protection Record


Tract Designation County Acres
Cane Creek Mountain II Chimney Rock State Park Rutherford 156
Bovender Farm II Agricultural Conservation Easement Rutherford 562
White Farm Agricultural Conservation Easement Rutherford 136
Melton Farm Agricultural Conservation Easement McDowell 105
Barron Farm III South Mountains State Park Burke 240
Lutz Wilson Creek Gameland II NC Wildlife Resources Commission Caldwell 221
Wilson Creek Edgemont Fishing Club Conservation Easement Caldwell 135