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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
Land Trust Alliance
Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust
Conservation Trust for North Caroliana
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
High Country Conservancy
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
Land Trust for the Little Tennessee
National Committee for the New River
Pacolet Area Conservancy
Southern Apalachian Highlands Conservancy
The Trust for Public Land
Faced with development around Lake Lure and along surrounding slopes and ridges , three land conservancies have partnered with the N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation to form the Hickory Nut Gorge Protection Partnership: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, and The Nature Conservancy
are working with a host of local partners to protect this rugged landscape by acquiring lands for the new Chimney Rock State Park and by working with landowners to secure permanent conservation agreements that will protect Hickory Nut Gorge for its natural denizens as well as its human residents and visitors.

Since 2005, the conservancies have acquired 3,733 acres for the new park, beginning with the 2,568-acre, $16-million World's Edge tract. In 2006, the N.C. Legislalture appropriated $15-million for the purchase of Chimney Rock Park, and in 2007, the 996-acre park was purchased for $25-million, becoming the centerpiece of the new Chimney Rock State Park. Cane Creek Mountain and other smaller tracts have also been secured for the park, and the conservancies continue to negotiate acquisitions of other priority parcels to help the State build a 5-6,000-acre park that permanently protects and provides public access to much of the Hickory Nut Gorge.

This link will put you onto North Carolina's Master Plan for this Region...WOW!!!!
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