June was a very busy month in a very good way. We celebrated Land Trust Day on June 3rd with our friends at Mast General Store, who generously donated 20% of the day's sales from the Original and Annex stores in Valle Crucis to Blue Ridge Conservancy. Whether you shopped for clothing, garden tools, or ate ice cream along Dutch Creek, on June 3rd your patronage helped conserve the places in the High Country we all love!
Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) extends the borders of the ecologically rare Tater Hill Bog Preserve with a recent purchase of 82 acres on Harmon Knob. This acquisition follows 88 acres BRC purchased in 2016 as part of this multiyear project. Harmon Knob is a large, broad, highly visible mountain located southeast of Potato Hill in Watauga County.
The Tater Hill Bog Preserve is 1,200 acre rare mountain bog ecosystem, home to an array of endangered and threatened plant species and natural communities, and contains the headwaters of Howard Creek and Meat Camp Creek, both excellent water resources.
BRC seeks to fill the position of Executive Director, a full-time post that reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for all operations of BRC, including the development and implementation of BRC’s Strategic Plan. Working with a strong volunteer board and dedicated staff, the Executive Director helps shape the future of the organization, ensuring compliance with the standards and practices of The Land Trust Alliance (LTA). Responsibilities include administration and coordination of all programs and activities of the organization including land protection, membership development, fundraising, community relations and financial management.