BRC seeks to fill the position of Executive Director

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.

Nikki Bauman
Two-mile Peak Mountain Trail proposed in Seven Devils

In a town council meeting on Feb. 14, the town of Seven Devils authorized a pre-application for a Recreation Trails Program Grant for the new Peak Mountain Trail.

“The town council has great vision for creating and preserving more green areas in and around the town of Seven Devils,” said Debbie Powers, town manager.

The town worked with Blue Ridge Conservancy — who acquired the 245 acres of Peak Mountain in April 2016 thanks to a donation from Fred and Alice Stanback — to develop the plan for the proposed trail and apply for the grant.

Nikki Bauman
BRC Gets the Gift of Land Just in Time for the Holidays

Blue Ridge Conservancy received an early Christmas gift from the Logan family in early December.  Jane Logan donated 72 acres along the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Cascades Falls Overlook to BRC.  Located in Ashe County, this property will contribute to the connectivity of protected lands in the area, benefiting the public by preserving vistas and promoting healthy waterways.  Connecting large, undeveloped tracts of land has positive impacts on wildlife habitat and water quality.

Nikki Bauman