SOME OF OUR RECENT PROJECTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Conserving Asheville’s Watershed:
Landowners sought Forest Stewards for stewardship planning on over 30,000 acres including the city of Asheville’s 20,000 acre watershed. Total forestland under our stewardship is now over 100,000 acres.
- Educating Tomorrow’s Stewards:
We hired 10 full-time summer interns this year, bringing our total to 75 interns hired for over 15,000 hours of experience in the field.
- Partnering with the Cherokee:
Forest Stewards completed a model community forest plan for the historical Hall Mountain property of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. We are now creating a stewardship plan for their entire 49,000 acres of tribal lands.
- Assisting Land Protection:
We assisted in the conservation of Black Rock Mountain, 250 acres in the Plott Balsams along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 5,700 foot peak contains rare spruce-fir forest and several headwater streams.