For information on the protection of property in Anson, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, and Stanly counties,
contact Kevin Redding.
An exciting project completed during 2001 in Davie County was made
possible by Bob and Pam (Anderson) Hazen. Their 138 acres is
nestled between the perimeter of Cooleemee Plantation (1800 acre
protected property) and the Yadkin River where it intersects with
Like an overflowing cornucopia filled with natural bounties, the Hazen
tract is yet another site LTCNC is very proud of bringing under
protection. The property boasts magnificent steep cliffs
overlooking the Yadkin River, with over 2000 feet of frontage.
Characterized by gentle rolling hills intermingled with wide open
plains and hardwood forests, the property serves as a major habitat for
a variety of wildlife common to the Piedmont region. In fact,
while Maximilian Merrill, Conservation Planner for LTCNC, was working
on the Baseline Inventory for the property he indicated, "I saw six
deer, two red tail hawks, three wild turkeys and a variety of migratory
birds. That place is truly amazing."
The only item that
parallels the amazing natural setting of this land is the wonderful
story of how it came under protection. After donating the
property a couple years earlier to another charity, the Hazens had come
to learn that it was going to be clear-cut of all its beautiful
hardwood trees. In an effort to prevent this from happening, the
Hazen family actually bought the land back at its fair market value and
then sought out the LandTrust to ensure that such an event could never
happen to such a special piece of land.