Conservation Organizations Saving a National Treasure

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the nation’s longest parkway, stretching 469 miles to connect Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. Created during the Great Depression, this national treasure spans 252 miles and 17 mountain counties in North Carolina.

Lands along the Blue Ridge Parkway provide spectacular vistas of mature forests and rolling farmland. These areas include pristine streams, challenging hiking trails, and cultural and historic sites as well. Eight nonprofit conservation organizations have permanently protected 63,948 acres in 76 places, and are protecting more each day.

Numerous partner organizations help protect spectacular properties along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Some of the partner organizations work closely with landowners to protect their land, while others provide essential funding for this work. All work together to ensure that the highest priority properties along the Parkway are preserved.

Now, a new website highlighting land protection projects along the North Carolina section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is up and running, touting all the land that has been protected.

Learn more here…

 

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