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COUNTRY ROADS

Wait, Bigfoot Habitat Preserved? Well, at Least a Carnivorous Plant
By CATHRYN MCCUE
Becky and Wayne Welch sold
a 68-acre tract along the Jacob
Fork River to the Foothills
Conservancy, which will transfer
it to North Carolina State Parks.

A

re you a Bigfoot believer? Then you'll
be glad to know that the Foothills
Conservancy has purchased a 17-acre tract
in Burke County, N.C. where the legendary half-man, half-ape prowls. Or so some

say. But one thing is for sure, the tract
harbors Jonas Ridge bog, a scarce example
of a Southern Appalachian marsh filled with
ecological treasures, including the carnivorous, and endangered mountain sweet
pitcher plant. Over in Catawba County, the
conservancy also recently purchased a 68acre tract along Jacob Fork River. Becky and
Wayne Welch had inherited the property,
and, realizing it was ideally suited for public
recreation, decided to sell to the conservancy, which will transfer the property to
North Carolina State Parks to be managed
for paddling and fishing access to the river,
and to become part of the new Wilderness
Gateway State Trail. "I am so happy with the
outcome of our land, and I know my father
would be happy too," Becky Welch says.
"I'm excited for the conservancy and state
parks, and I look forward to one day coming
back up there and seeing this vision come to
light." foothillsconservancy.org. -CAT MCCUE

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