Majestic 48 acre tract in Sevier County, TN, now permanently protected!
Almost 90 percent of the property remains in woodland while 10 percent is in open fields. The property’s forests, pastures, and the edges created where these cover types meet provide ample and diverse habitat for wildlife.
Species noted on the property included eastern chipmunk, spring peeper, eastern gray squirrel, and 13 species of birds, one of which is a neotropical migrant. Because the property exists as part of a much larger contiguous forest, several other neotropical migrants are highly likely to be found here, as this is considered a preferred habitat for these species during the breeding season.
Within 10 miles, there are six tracts (totaling about 853 acres) protected by conservation easements held by the Conservancy.
Additional 2021 completed projects
- Blount County farm now permanently protected. In August, FLC partnered with a landowner to place a conservation easement agreement on their farm. This diverse property includes a mix of agricultural land, forest, and scenic open space.
- 128 acres in Roane County now permanently protected. Property features include mature oak-hickory forest, intermittent woodland streams, and open pastureland. This natural area provides for terrestrial and aquatic habitat for interesting plants, migratory birds, and lots of white-tailed deer.
- A 640+ acre farm in Hickman County, KY consisting of cultivated cropland, small creeks, and small wooded areas. The property is located within 20 miles of the Mississippi River.
- A 100 acre property in Chatham County, NC that consists of mixed hardwood-pine forest, saplings, and shrubs along with several fields which are also growing up in early successional vegetation.