The Transylvania Times -

By Peter Barr
Saving More Than Mountains 

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

 

Betty Jones undertakes one her favorite activities, cataloging and reviewing flowers on the property. (Courtesy photos)

"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 of a 150-year-old oak and adjacent to several weathered farm buildings nearly as old, he continued, "We'll start at the beginning and tell you how we got here."

Morgan and Betty Jones of Brevard began searching western North Carolina for mountain property to call home in 1992.

"We were looking for about 10 acres," Morgan Jones said. "We ended up with 68."

Those 68 acres ended up holding tr...



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