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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Foothills receives J.B. Owen award from KTOS!

November 4, 2010 FLC Supporters, Recognition

Foothills Land Conservancy is honored to be the recipient of the J.B. Owen award by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS). The Award honors the memory of J.B. Owen, longtime Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS) member known to thousands in East Tennessee through his columns in Knoxville newspapers. [...]

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Bad Plants and What To Do About Them – Cheri Cordell

October 27, 2010 Land Management Practices

BadPlantsAndWhatToDoAboutThem3 - POWER POINT

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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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Tips on taming our region’s non-native vegetation…

August 31, 2010 Land Management Practices

by Kristine Johnson, Supervisory Forester - GSMNP Invasive exotic plants are among the most serious threats to natural areas and biodiversity worldwide. Foothills Land Conservancy supporters and neighbors find additional cause for concern as exotic plant invasions reduce real estate values, facilitate erosion, alter fire regimes, obscure planned landscapes and [...]

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