A recently donated 57-acre tract of land adjoining Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’ Little Rock Creek Preserve expands protection of high elevation habitat and water quality in a corner of Mitchell County.
It can be seen from NC Hwy 261 (Roan Mountain Scenic Drive) and several vantage points on the Appalachian Trail.
Former landowner Dana Anderson says their family is thrilled that they were able to donate the tract to the Conservancy. She said she knows it has been transferred to people who are going to actively care for the land.
The donation was also made possible by a generous contribution from the Stanback family, to cover transaction costs and future stewardship of the property.
Dana Anderson and her siblings Carol Townsend and John Philip McCoy, Jr. donated the 57-acre tract of land that they had inherited as a way to honor their parents and do something good for the world.