The mission of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) is “to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for all people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, enduring for future generations … supporting equitable, healthy and thriving communities for everyone in our region.”
The SAHC conservation/preservation work spans the Southern Appalachians from the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Highlands of Roan. They have also established a Farmland Program which works to preserve agricultural lands, supporting existing family farms and encouraging beginning farmers by lowering the bar for access.
The work they’re doing is fascinating, and inspiring. We encourage readers to visit their website and learn more!