Update on FLC’s Pollinator Patch at the Harris Farm

June 23, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, Habitat & Wildlife, Harris Farm, Land Management Practices

In honor of #NationalPollinatorWeek, FLC staff would like to share an update of our ‘Native Pollinator Patch’ at the Harris Farm. A variety of blooms have really taken off this month and they are attracting quite a diverse group of pollinator species. Check out our gallery of images and visit [...]

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Another Field Report! 5-19-2021

May 19, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, Habitat & Wildlife, Land Acquisition & Preservation, Posts from the Field

Continuing field report:  Neat native plants continue to greet FLC biologists as we complete our annual monitoring visits and check out new potential projects.  This week's photos are brought to you from East Tennessee (Knox, Roane, and Sevier County) as well as Williamsburg County, South Carolina!  Share your plant photos [...]

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FLC continuing field report:

May 10, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, Habitat & Wildlife, Land Acquisition & Preservation, Posts from the Field

After a couple days of the team monitoring in Georgia the flowers just keep coming!  Hitting new territories and seeing them in different seasons keeps our botanizing eyes keen.  Check out some of our favorites from the recent trip: What are y’all seeing out there?  Tag us @flc_friends [...]

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Report from the Field:

April 28, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Partners, Habitat & Wildlife, Land Acquisition & Preservation, Posts from the Field

It is spring, and that means we are out monitoring, maintaining the office grounds, and checking out potential new easements. No matter what activity we are doing, we are always on the hunt for wildflowers, spring ephemerals, and migratory wildlife because, as their names suggest, these species are usually only [...]

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ENJOY EARTH DAY!

April 22, 2021 Habitat & Wildlife, Land Management Practices

We know you do your best every day, so here’s a little inspiration to keep on doing good things for your piece of Ma Earth and beyond, and above all, take time to bask in the glow of your efforts! The 2021 Earth Day theme is Restore Our Earth

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It’s Spring Migration! Why Not Learn a Few Songs?

April 14, 2021 Habitat & Wildlife

It’s an exciting time to enjoy birds, not only seeing them but learning their songs. And you don’t even have to go anywhere – they are coming to you! And no lugging binoculars to enjoy them.  Mornings now are full of delightful birdsongs and calls as spring migration and mating [...]

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Collier Preserve Officially Opens in Knox County!

April 5, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Partners, FLC Projects, Land Management Practices

Legacy Parks Foundation, along with the Collier Family and the City of Knoxville, celebrated the official opening of the ‘Stella [...]

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Jarvis Park Now Open to the Public!

February 12, 2021 About Foothills - Board & Staff, Conservation Easements, FLC Partners, FLC Projects, Land Acquisition & Preservation, Media Articles

Jarvis Park officially opens in Maryville! A big thank you to Dr. Craig Jarvis, the City of Maryville, and landowners Betty Duncan & Jim Cornett for preserving this natural area while also providing public access. The new park boasts close to a mile of walking trails, two 250+ year old [...]

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Posts from the Field – Check out FLC’s latest news and projects!

February 12, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, Posts from the Field

During 2020, FLC Board and staff worked with landowners to permanently preserve close to 3,310 acres across the states of Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Check out the gallery of images and project descriptions from a few of these preserved properties! (Click on the image twice to enlarge.) [...]

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Friend of the Foothills & FLC Conservation Easement Donor, Sally Chaffin, on the importance of land conservation!

November 27, 2019 Conservation Easements, FLC Supporters

"I've lived in East Tennessee all of my life and have seen a lot of changes and that includes watching nearby farms being sold and turned into residential and commercial lots. You cannot take land with you my goal has always been to buy land for the purpose of preserving [...]

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