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COUNTRY ROADS

Western North Carolina 26-Acre Tract Now Protected for Wildlife and Recreation

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eregrine falcons, Canada warblers, wood thrushes
and Acadian flycatchers are among the species
that now have more habitat under permanent
protection in North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Conservancy purchased 26 acres next to the Pisgah National
Forest in Caldwell County. Curtis Creek flows along
the eastern boundary and contains the 15-foot high
Catherine Falls, and several other headwater streams
and springs flow through the tract. Owners Bern and
Ellen Schumak sold the property at a discount to the
conservancy.
"After owning and enjoying the property for years
and raising my family, it only seemed appropriate that
others should be able to enjoy the beauty of Backbone
Ridge and the peacefulness of Catherine Falls," says
Bern Schumak. Funding was made possible by Fred and
Alice Stanback and the state. The property was transferred to the N.C. State Forest Service which will open
it to the public for education and recreation.
blueridgeconservancy.org
-CAT MCCUE

Catherine Falls is a highlight of the 26-acre property in Caldwell County.

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