510 Acres Atop Bluff Mountain in Sevier County, TN Now Preserved

September 22, 2015 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, Land Acquisition & Preservation

"I'm so glad that the Foothills Land Conservancy and I worked together to place a conservation easement on this land--known as the Bluff Mountain Ecological Reserve. This agreement enables continuation of the conservation principles my Father, Mother, and I have tried to practice on Bluff Mountain. Hopefully, many others will [...]

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FLC Celebrates Another “Best Ever” Conservation Year for 2014!

January 5, 2015 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects, FLC Publications

Foothills Land Conservancy is dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing the lands and environments of the Southern Appalachian region and promoting the character of the land for the general public, now and in the future. This year, FLC celebrates 30 years of service as a regional land trust with 58,900 [...]

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Control Burning of Native Warm Season Grasses – Why, When, Where, What and How?

April 9, 2013 Conservation Easements, Land Management Practices

Due to it's density, gamma grass has a swift, steady hot burn. Ideal weather conditions contribute to the smoke's straight rise above the field. Dick Conley (left) and Ken Goddard observing a switchgrass field post-control burn. *Please note - this article is not to be utilized as a resource or [...]

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Tour of Roane County Conservation Easement

February 11, 2013 Conservation Easements, Land Management Practices

Folks get the full tour experience while sitting atop 'Monster Truck'! This past fall FLC took a few employees with Strata-G, an environmental and consulting company in Knoxville, on a tour to one of our many remarkable conservation easement properties. With 106 of these partnerships covering 21 counties deciding which [...]

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2012 Conservation Easements

December 24, 2012 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects

News Release (March 2013) - FLC Applauds Renewal of Conservation Tax Incentive FLC Celebrates Another Record Setting Conservation Year! Maryville, TN - It's been another banner year for Foothills Land Conservancy. In December of 2012, FLC completed 12 conservation easement projects totaling 6625 acres - surpassing last year's acreage number [...]

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2011 Conservation Easement Projects

January 27, 2012 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects

Now in our 27th year of service as a land trust, FLC has assisted in the preservation of 30,000 acres in 18 Tennessee counties. This past year Foothills partnered with landowners on nineteen land protection projects covering 4400 acres! Recent easements include two Tennessee Century Farms in Monroe County, 120 [...]

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Conservation Easement – Big Lost Creek (Polk County)

January 3, 2011 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects

FLC is pleased to announce last week's conservation easement signing on a 648 acre tract in Polk County. Surrounded on all sides by the 640,000 acre Cherokee National Forest, this property offers ridge top views of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, including the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Tributaries on the [...]

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Conservation Easement – Gilreath Property (Blount County)

January 3, 2011 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects

Catherine Gilreath, a longtime Blount County resident and outdoors person/volunteer, recently decided to give back to her community in the form of a conservation easement. Her [...]

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