Forestland owners, farmland owners, homeowners, and homeowner association representatives are invited to register for the “Low-Volume Private-Access Road Construction and Maintenance” workshop. The event will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC.
Registration is limited to 30 landowners. Rain date is September 27. Cost is $30 per person and includes lunch. To register and pay online, click here.
A repeat of the September 16 Macon County event, this field day is another opportunity to learn more about the “motivating force of conservation in the Southern Blue Ridge.” With hands-on activities and expert seminars on how our three core initiatives – Conserve, Restore and Connect – integrate together to be one of the premier land trusts in the United States, you will walk away with a better understanding of the many projects and programs Mainspring leads.
Buy Tickets by Monday, September 19th.
This hike is on one of Mainspring’s earliest conservation easements on historic family land at the head of Tellico Valley in northern Macon County. The first half of the hike will visit a recent timber harvest done to regenerate mature timber stands and comply with the Present Use Value Program. The second half will pass through 2 miles of majestic older growth forest with ample spring flowers. Goals of the day include discussion of strategies to preserve family land across generations and to understand silvicultural and logging impacts on forest regeneration.
Moderately difficult with a 900′ elevation gain and 900′ drop over a 3 mile loop hike.
Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots and walking sticks and weather appropriate clothing.
Meet at historic Cowee School at 10:00 am to carpool or caravan to Tellico. Will return to Cowee School by 4:00 pm.
Limited to 20 people.