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Case Studies of Conservation Partnerships

Case Studies of Conservation Partnerships

Cherokee County, SC Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

SOUTH CAROLINA – A private group of real estate partners owned a large parcel of land totaling 798 acres located at a rural-urban interface south of the city of Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina. Due to the property’s natural resources, it had the potential to be developed as an income-generating…
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Trispot Darter Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

ALABAMA – A private real estate partnership owned 323 acres of land stretching across parts of Cherokee and Etowah counties in northeast Alabama in close proximity to the Coosa River, Lake Weiss and the Talladega National Forest. Notably, the property’s location in the Southern Shale Valleys region meant the property had…
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Boar’s Nest Ranch Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

IDAHO – Having owned and enjoyed the property for several years, the partnership thought it made sense to consider permanently preserving this beautiful ranch from development rather than selling it. After being introduced to the concept of conservation easement donations, the partners determined they could permanently preserve an unspoiled part of…
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Weldon Family Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

GEORGIA – Along the banks of Kinchafoonee Creek just outside of Plains, Georgia, two farmers, Michael and David Weldon, owned an 870-acre tract of land that the family considered too important to be developed. Due to financial considerations, the Weldon family needed assistance to be able to permanently preserve the land's…
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Harrison Family Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

ALABAMA – The Harrison family owned a 220-acre tract of land that had been in their family for three generations, dating back to 1882. The land borders Lake Guntersville in northeast Alabama and had been partially farmed for cattle, horses and timber. The fourth generation was due to inherit the…
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Sea Island Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

GEORGIA – A real estate development company owned Sinclair Plantation, a 60-acre parcel of land located within the city limits of historic St. Simons Island in Georgia. After being zoned and entitled for 120 new single-family homes, the land was expected to provide a significant financial return to the property…
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Jackson County Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

ALABAMA – A private real estate partnership owned a large parcel of land located in Jackson County, Alabama near the Sauta Cave and Fern Cave National Wildlife Preserves. The land had significant profit potential as a development project but was also a property highly worthy of consideration for the placement…
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Glassy Mountain Case Study: Conservation Partnerships In Action

SOUTH CAROLINA – Pickens County residents enlisted the help of Upstate Forever, a conservation group based in Upstate South Carolina, as well as environmental lawyers to oppose the development plans. The residents raised concerns about septic services and water runoff and argued that the road access to the development would be…
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Protecting Mountain Views and Habitat in the Cherokee National Forest

TENNESSEE – Situated within the Cherokee National Forest is a one square mile parcel of privately owned real estate that was acquired by investors in 2005. While the land was suitable for subdivision into 131 residential lots to meet growing demand for vacation and second-home properties in the area, the…
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Building A Legacy in Land Conservation

GEORGIA – In Midway, Georgia, a unique property derived from several King George land grants consists of diverse marshes, tidal creeks, river frontage and old growth maritime forests. For nearly forty years, the land owners refused offers from developers that would allow them to retire and instead struggled financially to keep…
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