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Group Seeking To Conserve Rich Mountain


Hank Birdsong stands beside a huge bolder on the Rich Mountain Property.Courtesy photo)

The Rich Mountain Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has signed a purchase agreement with the Conservation Fund for the purchase of Rich Mountain, subject to a strict conservation easement. An unspoiled mountain landscape that is visible from large sections of the county, Rich Mountain is the highest point in southern Transylvania County.

The Conservancy was formed to protect and preserve the mountain as a responsibly managed forestland for several reasons:

• Being at the top of the Little River watershed, Rich Mountain is very influential over water quality downstream.


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