Foothills Conservancy transfers 332 acres to U.S. Forest Service
31 Oct 2023
The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has transferred 332 acres within the corridor of the National Wild and Scenic River Wilson Creek in Caldwell County to the United States Forest Service.
The tract of land, donated to the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina by conservationist Tim Sweeney in 2021, fills in a missing segment of protected public lands along the river, bordered on three sides by the Pisgah National Forest and adjoining the popular Wilson Creek Day Use Area, said Andrew Kota, executive director of FCNC.
The land transfer to federal ownership occurred on Oct. 11 and forever ensures that this section of the highly significant watershed is protected, conserved and accessible for public recreation opportunities. To read the full article, click here.
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