Conservation Report January 2003

Total Protected Acres: 9,118
Total Planned Conservation Gifts: 817.4 acres
Pending Projects: 4092.15 acres



CABARRUS COUNTY
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS
:
John Bunyan Green Farm historic home and grounds 317.25 acres
Rocky River frontage
(Cabarrus – 2000)                                                                                                                              The Williams Farm 92 acres, farm, riparian buffer, open space                                          (Cabarrus/Union-2002)

FEE TITLE OWNERSHIP:
Clarke Creek Rookery waterfowl habitat, wetlands, 34 acres
urban open space
(Cabarrus-1999)

DAVIDSON COUNTY
FEE TITLE OWNERSHIP:

Davis/Timberlake Property High Rock Lake shoreline buffer 16 acres
Gifts of Heritage Lands property
(Davidson County)

DAVIE COUNTY
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS:

Cooleemee Plantation farmland, forests, 1800 acres
historic site, river buffer,
natural areas
(Davie-1996)
Bob and Pam Hazen Farm forestland, Yadkin River Frontage 138 acres
Adjacent to Cooleemee Plantation
(Davie-2001)                                                                                                                                  Bobby C. Sheets historical home and outbuildings, 22 acres of Farm, forest, tree and plant garden          (Davie-2001)


PLANNED CONSERVATION GIFTS:
Keith and Elsie C. Hodgson natural area, habitat, 108 acres
buffer along Hunting Creek
(Davie-1998)
wills of both

IREDELL COUNTY
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS:

Daltonia Plantation farmland, forests, 198 acres
(see planned gifts below) historic site, Hunting Creek,
Kennedy Bog Natural Area
(Iredell – 1999)
Hilda Watt Farm (Ray Raymer) South Yadkin Frontage 100 acres
(Iredell – 1999)
Ruth Robertson Farm farmland, forest, natural area 32 acres
(Iredell – 2000)
J.B. and Dottie Rash Farm farm, forest, South Yadkin River 330 acres
(Iredell – 2000)
Walter and Edith Holland Farm farm, forest, perennial streams 192 acres
(Iredell – 2000)


FEE TITLE OWNERSHIP:
Westmoreland Preserve urban open space 24 acres
(Iredell - 1996, 1999)


PLANNED CONSERVATION GIFTS:
Daltonia Plantation revocable easement on 424 acres
remainder of property
(Iredell – 1999)
Westmoreland Preserve urban open space 41 acres
will of Pam W. Sholar
(Iredell - 1996)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
FEE TITLE OWNERSHIP:

Historic Lawrenceville Site historic site, scenic 112 acres
byway buffer, forest,
& recreation trail
(Montgomery - 1998)

RANDOLPH COUNTY
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS:

Pisgah Bridge (Baker tract) historic site, natural area 2.5 acres
(Randolph - 1998)


FEE TITLE OWNERSHIP:
Pisgah Bridge (Parker tract) historic site, natural area 2.674 acres
(Randolph - 1998)

Planned Conservation Gift:
John Holton Easement historic farm, farmland, open space forestland 244.4 acres
(Randolph-2002)

ROWAN COUNTY
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS:

Catawba Ecological Preserve natural area, open space 130 acres
(Rowan - 1997)
High Rock Lake Preserve natural area, recreation, 100 acres
water resource
(Rowan – 1997/98)
Statesville Blvd. (A&H Invest.) Grant’s Creek buffer, 11.9 acres
Salisbury greenway
(Rowan – 1998)
Stanback Farm natural area, open space 134 acres
(Rowan – 1998)
Alexander Long Farm historic site, open space, riparian 35.95 acres
(Rowan – 1998)
Karriker Family Farm Easement farmland, open space 81 acres
(Rowan - 1999)
Henry Conner Bost Farm (Lomax) farmland, historic homeplace 139.1 acres
Second Creek Buffer
(Rowan – 1999)
Michael Braun House Historic home and grounds 22.27 acres
(Rowan – 1999)
Catawba Preserve Expansion natural area, Grant’s Creek 32.99 acres
(Rowan – 1999)
Steve and Melanie Blount Farm forest, farm, Second Creek frontage 57 acres
Adjacent to Henry Conner Bost farm
(Rowan -2000)                                                                                                                                   The Brown Farm 240 acres farm, forest, 3rd creek frontage                                                           (Rowan-2001)                                                                                                                                 Tommy and Barbara Thomas 32.7 acres open wild space, adjacent to Alexander Long House           (Rowan-2001)                                                                                                                                Rowan County Property  riparian buffer/41 acres Grant's Creek & County landfill                          (Rowan-2001)                                                                                                                                          Harold Earnhardt Easement riparian buffer, open space, wildlife, 130 acres adjacent to Blount/Lomax easements                                                                                                                                                    (Rowan-2001)                                                                                                                                          Norman and Mary Sloop 17.4 acres, farmland and Grant's Creek buffer                                                    (Rowan-2001)                                                                                                                                          Murdoch Property 3.78 acres, farmland and Grant's Creek buffer                                                   (Rowan-2002)                                                                                                                                    The Barber Farm 242 acres, farmland, historic home, outbuildings, riparian buffer                           (Rowan-2002)                                                                                                                                 Marsh Property 9.33 acres, Grant's Creek buffer, open space                                                       (Rowan-2002)


FEE TITLE OWNERSHIP:
Gold Hill Rail Trail recreation, historic 6.92 acres
(Rowan – 1997)
South Yadkin Wildlife Refuge riparian buffer, wildlife refuge 298 acres
(Rowan – 1999)
Dunn's Mountain 82 acres, geological structure, ecological preserve, viewshed,                                   Clyde Hall Property 50.45 acres, Grant's Creek riparian buffer, forest                                                   
Mike Rusher 4.5 acres, Grant's Creek riparian buffer, forest
Rodney Owens 14.33 acres, Grant's Creek riparian buffer, forest                                                             

STANLY COUNTY
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS:

Chivington Farm scenic byway viewshed, 18 acres
Whit and Cathy Smith (Wesfell) lakefront property, forested, 296.7 acres
The Hatley Farm farm, forest, open space 73 acres
Ledbetter Ford, farmland, open space, riparian buffer, 136.22 acres
Armstrong Farm, farmland, open space, 226 acres