2011 Timelines: History

Foothills Conservancy Catawba Headwaters Preserve was expanded to 1,147 acres. The Preserve is the prominent viewshed from Interstate 40 between Old Fort and Black Mountain, NC. A conservation easement was placed on a Rutherford County farm on Maple Creek, which is a tributary of the Broad River. Permanent protection of this farm brought the total acres of farmland protected through conservation easements to 1,185.

Land Protection Record


Tract Designation County Acres
Wildcat Mountain II Catawba Headwaters Preserve McDowell 111
FCNC Catawba Falls Access, Surles United States Forest Service McDowell 10
Whitlock Maple Creek Agricultural Conservation Easement Rutherford 77