The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Protects 139 Acres in Beaverdam Area
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) recently purchased 139 acres in the Beaverdam area of Haywood County, connecting the Town of Canton’s Rough Creek watershed property with conserved land previously protected by SAHC.
The acquisition will permanently protect wildlife habitat, scenic views from public trails, and water quality in streams.
“This 139-acre tract includes portions of Beaverdam Creek and its tributaries,” explains Hanni Muerdter, SAHC’s conservation director. “The property fills a protection gap within the watershed, directly connecting Canton’s Rough Creek watershed conservation easement to the west and an SAHC-owned preserve to the north. Together these properties form a 1,120-acre nearly contiguous protected assemblage within the Beaverdam watershed.”…..