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

Bill and Billy at Fourman

(Left) – FLC’s Exec. Dir., Bill Clabough, and FLC Board Member, Billy Minser, visit the Fourman property. (Right) Rock formations along Piney Creek, located inside the preserved tract. Additional images are below.

On a chilly day back in February of 2017 FLC’s Executive Director, Bill Clabough, spoke to an audience at Asbury Place, a retirement community in Blount County, TN. The group wanted to hear all about Foothills and questions arose such as, “What does FLC do exactly? Where are some of the preserved properties located and what are they like?” One gentleman in the front row seemed to have a particular interest in land preservation. His name is Don Fourman and, unbeknownst to the Conservancy, he had quite a large preservation project of his own in mind.

Mr. Fourman owned close to 1,000 acres of natural lands in Roane County a beautiful property with creeks, woodlands, scenic views along with a unique history and he had been considering how best to preserve this property for future generations. One of the tract’s borders adjoins the 11,000 acre Mount Roosevelt State Wildlife Management Area (WMA). After a few initial conversations with the Conservancy, along with staff and Board site visits, Don Fourman deeded the property to FLC in March of 2017.

The Conservancy is excited to announce that this tract now has an FLC conservation easement on it and has been conveyed to the State of Tennessee’s Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). TWRA plans to manage and steward the property as part of the Mount Roosevelt State WMA.

Click here to learn more about FLC’s other 2017 land projects!

The Fourman property now joins the 100,000 cumulative acres FLC has been a part of protecting – across 35 Tennessee Counties and the 6 additional states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Foothills appreciates any and all gifts given to the Conservancy 
no tract of land or monetary donation is too small or too large!


Your donation assists FLC with protecting lands, like Don Fourman’s, all over the Southeast!

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