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Conservancy Honors The Life Of Ruth Jones – Transylvania County NC

Ruth Jones' Cedar Mountain farm is decidedly beautiful. Its forest is charming, the rolling pasture is serene. Its quaint farmhouse, rustic barn and historic springhouse are endearing. In every way, i...

 By Peter Barr    Features    June 22, 2015

CMLC Protects More Than 1,000 Additional Acres

Two decades ago, a small group of community members gathered around a kitchen table in the interest of preserving our region's precious natural heritage. What resulted from their vision would prove...

 By Peter Barr    Lifestyles    June 2, 2014

CMLC Records Banner Year For Land Conservation

Nature heritage - our scenic views, our picturesque waterfalls, our venerable forests - constantly affirm why residents of western North Carolina make this region their home. It inspires visitors to r...

 By Peter Barr    Lifestyles    May 5, 2014

For Jones, Protecting Land Gives Life Meaning – Transylvania County NC

David Jones stopped at the edge of a mountain stream and dropped to his hands and knees, submerging his lips in the cold current of Transylvania County's Johnson Branch. He gathered a mouthful of its...

 By Peter Barr    Lifestyles    April 7, 2014

Couple Saves Land, Waterfalls On Johnson Branch – Transylvania County NC

"We know you're here to talk about conservation, but you've got to have the background. There's a foundation to all of this," landowner Morgan Jones told me. Standing with him underneath the canopy...


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