Report from the Field:

April 28, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Partners, Habitat & Wildlife, 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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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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FLC Celebrates Another Record Year in 2018!

January 3, 2019 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, FLC Publications

Click here for FLC's 2019 Spring Newsletter & 2018 Annual Report 2018 was another record year for the Conservancy! Here are a few highlights: A record number 51 land preservation projects were completed within 21 Tennessee counties and the 5 additional states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia. [...]

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FLC Celebrates A Year of Milestones in 2017!

January 12, 2018 Conservation Easements, FLC Partners, FLC Publications

2017 was another banner year for the Conservancy! Our organization relocated to a permanent home on 300 preserved acres in Blount County, TN. Click here to learn about FLC's new office at the Harris Farm. We also added new staff members. Click here to view their bios as well as [...]

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FLC receives 1,000 acre land donation in Roane County!

November 13, 2017 Conservation Easements, FLC Partners, FLC Projects

"During my 12 years at FLC I have never experienced such a large, natural area being donated directly to the Conservancy and so unexpectedly. It was one of those rare moments that will always be a highlight for me during my career at Foothills." - Bill Clabough, FLC's Executive Director [...]

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FLC Celebrates ‘Best Year Ever’ Land Preservation Record in 2016!

January 9, 2017 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, FLC Publications

Click here to read FLC's 2017 Spring Newsletter & 2016 Annual Report! 2016 was a record breaking year for FLC's land preservation efforts! Over 24,800 acres spread across 17 Tennessee counties and the 4 additional states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina have now been permanently protected with [...]

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The Gail Harris Farm is now FLC’s New Headquarters!

September 26, 2016 About Foothills - Board & Staff, Conservation Easements, FLC Supporters, Harris Farm, Land Management Practices

"Since I inherited the farm from my late husband and he from his parents, I never did think of the farm as my property, only that I have been given stewardship of it. The donation of this land to FLC is the best way I can [...]

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