Two Local Farms Protected

Two local farms are now protected forever with conservation easements, saving their productive farmland and scenic beauty for future generations.

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Deep Roots in a Family Forest 

Elaine Friebele and her family are restoring the health of a forest in Fairview that has been in their family for generations. Here’s how they transformed it from a white pine monoculture to a certified sustainable working forest.

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Johnson Branch Member’s Hike

Join Trails Specialist Peter Barr and Community Engagement Manager Ericka Berg on a members only hike at Johnson Branch conservation easement in Transylvania County.

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87 Acres on French Broad River Protected

An 87-acre former sod farm on the French Broad River in Mills River could be the site of a new floodplain restoration, similar to the nearby Mouth of Mud Creek restoration. There’s also potential for public river access.

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