2018

Foothills Conservancy’s purchase and transfer of 90 acres of land near Old Fort to North Carolina State Parks was a step in the Fonta Flora State Trail expansion project. The property, previously owned by Melanie Goodson, was a puzzle piece in the continuing effort to build a 90-mile trail reaching from Morganton to Asheville. The conservancy remains diligent as more tracts of land become available along this proposed route for addition to the trail.

 

Land Protection Record

 

Tract Designation County Acres
Lake Rhodhiss Park Valdese Parks & Recreation Burke 302
Bristol Creek Floodplain Fee Simple Donation Burke 25
John’s River Gameland NC Wildlife Resources Commission Burke
Tuttle Educational State Forest Tuttle Foundation Burke 20
Rock Creek South Mountains Headwaters Preserve Burke 303
Overstreet Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve Burke 77
Corbitt Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve Burke 8
SOMO Gameland/Henry Fork Watershed NC Wildlife Resources Commission Burke 167
Simpson Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve Burke 26
Chestnut Mountain Pisgah National Forest Caldwell 96
Goodson Fonta Flora State Trail McDowell 90

TOTAL:

1,114