The Transylvania Times -

Plan For Headwaters State Forest Moves Forward


May 18, 2017

Park Baker

NC Forest Service Ranger Michael Cheek points out peaks and landmarks across the county to TNRC member Peter Chaveas and Don Surrette. This overlook is located on the southern end of the forest, looking southwest.

The joke on last week's walking tour of the soon-to-be Headwaters State Forest was that the county will soon be fenced in by state or federal land. With just a few more parcels to acquire along the South Carolina state line, that joke is close to being true.

Last week, the Transylvania Natural Resources Council was led on a walking tour of the forest by ranger Michael Cheek. Up until now the land has been the private property of former Congressman Charles Taylor.

Taylor agreed to sell about 8,000 acres of land to the state, and since 2012 the NC Forest Service has been jumping through th...

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