The richness of the region is attested to by the many nearby state-preserved lands managed for their biodiversity.   Mount Roosevelt State WMA consists of 11,000 acres and adjoins the property along one side of the tract. Other natural areas located near the property include:  White’s Creek Gorge (179 acres), Ozone Falls State Natural Area (SNA) (58 acres), Piney Falls SNA (449 acres), Stinging Fork Falls Pocket Wilderness (139 acres), and Luper Mountain WMA (1990 acres). In addition, other nearby private easements held or co-held by FLC include approximately 2,745 acres in Roane County alone.