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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FLC Conservation Easement on Wallace Property (15 acres – Knox County)

January 3, 2011 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects

Billy Wallace decided to partner with Foothills in 2011 in order to place his 15 acre tract in Halls under conservation easement. This is truly a unique piece of land that includes a blue hole (or underwater sinkhole) that is part cave and part spring. The property's spring feeds into [...]

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Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge (Now Named: Seven Islands State Birding Park) – Knox County (FLC Conservation Easement on 26 acres)

January 3, 2011 Conservation Easements, FLC Projects

In early 2010, FLC agreed to hold a conservation easement for the Legacy Parks Foundation on 26 acres in Knox County for the purpose of enlarging the Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge (SIWR) property. Since that time, the Legacy Parks Foundation has given this tract (that includes the easement) over to [...]

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Friends of the Smokies Purchases Land Adjacent to National Park (Sevier County)

September 14, 2010 FLC Partners, FLC Projects, Land Acquisition & Preservation

*Reprinted with permission from Friends of the Smokies. KODAK, TN-SEPTEMBER 13, 2010- Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the successful bidder in a public auction of 20 acres of land surrounded on three sides by Great Smoky Mountains [...]

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