Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy
Macon County, NC
Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy (“SAHC”) was loaned $700,000 to facilitate SAHC’s purchase of the 110-acre Big Creek tract in Highlands, Macon County, NC. The purchase price of the property was $1.59 million with the balance of the acquisition funding provided by SAHC and third parties. The property contains a significant stretch of Big Creek, a headwater tributary to the Wild & Scenic Chattooga River and is surrounded by the US Forest Service on three sides. Upon loan payoff SAHC hopes to transfer the property to an entity that will provide some form of public access and recreation.