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Henderson County News

Film on Graveyard Fields to premiere on Sunday

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To educate and advocate for Graveyard Fields, the Pisgah Conservancy has partnered with Bonesteel Films to produce a 16-minute documentary about the history, beauty and challenges facing the area.   Read Story »

Tags: land conservation | Pisgah National Forest | Graveyard Fields | Pisgah Conservancy

Henderson County News

Edwards' bill authorizes new state park

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards is seeking legislation that would authorize the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to add a new park unit, Pisgah View State Park in Candler, to the state parks system.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | land conservation | NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund

Henderson County News

Conservancy saves Saluda land county eyed for firing range, training center

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Last month Conserving Carolina entered into a contract to purchase 81.5 acres of property on Macedonia Road north of Saluda, land targeted by Henderson County in 2018 as the proposed location for a regional police training facility. The County’s proposal prompted a strong response from Henderson and Polk County residents in the Saluda area opposed to the concept. In May 2018, the County dropped its plans to purchase and develop the forested tract, which adjoins the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission’s Green River Game Lands.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | law enforcement training center | Conserving Carolina

Henderson County News

Donation expands DuPont State Forest by 400 acres

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Conserving Carolina has transferred 402 acres of land to the North Carolina Forest Service to expand Dupont State Recreational Forest while conserving key headwater streams and adding to a 100,000-acre corridor of conserved land.   Read Story »

Tags: DuPont State Forest | land conservation

Henderson County News

Conservancy saves 900 acres for hunting, hiking, mountain biking

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Nine hundred acres of Little White Oak Mountain became public land on Friday, as Conserving Carolina transferred 600 acres to the state to expand the Green River Game Lands and 300 acres to Polk County for a local park.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | hunting | Conserving Carolina | mountain biking

Henderson County News

Owner offers to sell Lake Osceola to county for $3M

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Tags: parks and recreation | land conservation | Lake Osceola

Henderson County Life

Russian visitors learning about natural resource management

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Five delegates from Russia will see one American community's approach to protecting natural resources and expanding public lands during an eight-day visit to Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: land conservation

Flat Rock News

Attorneys argue points on conservation easement

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Attorneys for either side pressed their points last week in a court hearing on a dispute over a partially completed horse ring on a farm protected by a conservation easement.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | Hidden Valley Farm

Flat Rock News

TIMELINE: Hidden Valley Farm

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Hidden Valley Farm Timeline   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | Hidden Valley Farm

Flat Rock News

Conservancy, landowner heading to court over riding ring

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FLAT ROCK — On the surface, a 100x200-foot riding ring on a horse farm hardly seems to be a big enough issue to warrant a year-long legal fight with high-powered law firms on either side.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | Hidden Valley Farm

Henderson County News

Land conservancy holds annual meeting Sunday

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will present the Lela McBride Award for significant contributions in conservation during its annual meeting at Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6.   Read Story »

Tags: land | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation

Green River News

Schencks attend White House conference on conservation

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Missy and Sandy Schenck, executive directors of Green River Preserve, were nominated by the American Camp Association to attend the White House Champions of Change conference on Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders.   Read Story »

Tags: land conservation

Henderson County News

Flat Rock hopes for Round 2 funding for park

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FLAT ROCK — Although the Flat Rock Village Council missed state funding in May to help pay for the purchase of the Highland Lake Golf Course for a park, the village still has a shot at the money.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee | land conservation

Saluda News

Saluda folks celebrate saving of Twin Lakes

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SALUDA — About 150 land conservation supporters gathered at Twin Lakes Saturday to celebrate the saving of the property for public use.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda Community Land Trust | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | Twin Lakes Saluda | land conservation | Bill Wilkes