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LETTERS

REMEMBER THE STEWARDS

'WHERE ARE WE GOING NOW?'

It was nice to see the article about Blanton Forest in the
Jan/Feb issue (The Good Walk). One request and comment
I wish to offer is that it would be wonderful if these
spotlight stories of special wild places made reference to
the organizations that protect them. The Blanton story
offers praise to the landowners who sold the property but
makes no mention of Kentucky Natural Lands Trust or the
Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves-the organizations that
purchased, protected and now steward this old growth
forest. This is a flagship project for our organization, and
we are proud of the contributions we've made to the local
communities and Central Appalachia.

There is not enough space to list all the places we have
visited because I read about it in Blue Ridge Country! My
husband will say, " Where are we going now? " when he sees
me reading the latest issue. It is like Christmas every time I
get it out of the mailbox.

-Greg Abernathy, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, Berea, Kentucky

AMAZING PLACES
Since the beginning of 2018 I have not missed reading an
issue. I have always loved the Blue Ridge Mountains and
reading your magazine makes me feel as if I'm living in
the mountains when I am actually not. I am amazed at the
interesting stories of people that have lived or are currently
living in the mountains and also at how many amazing
places there are to visit in the region. Thank you also for
your heartfelt stories such as the " Home-Made Mountain
Science " (From the Editor, Jan/Feb 2021 edition), that I can
relate back to my own childhood.
- Jonathan Clark, Indian Trail, North Carolina

-Norma Billings, Wilkesboro, North Carolina

FISHING NEAR
CHEOAH DAM
Enjoy the magazine, especially
the great photos. I try to read
the entire magazine, and I pay
particular attention to anything
or any areas I am very familiar
with. The caption on page 40
in the " Science and Nature "
feature (Jan/Feb) indicates that
Cheoah Dam is in Tennessee,
but the dam is approximately
one mile inside the state of
North Carolina. I fish this area
a lot.
Thanks for the great magazine.
-James Bradshaw, Lenoir, North Carolina

CONTRIBUTORS

Marla Hardee Milling

Nancy Henderson

(Moses and Bertha Cone) is a contributing editor
who started writing for the magazine in 1989.
She's proud to be a native of Asheville, North
Carolina. She's the author of " Only in Asheville:
An Eclectic History " and " North Carolina Day
Trips. " She is also mom to Ben and Hannah.

(Creature Feature, Stiver Profile) is an awardwinning journalist and author who enjoys
writing about interesting people and places.
Her work has appeared in Smithsonian, The
New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,
Southern Living and many other publications.
An avid flower gardener and nature enthusiast,
she's written the Creature Feature column for
Blue Ridge Country since 1998. (Our apologies
for the incorrect photo of Nancy in the last issue.)

Angela Minor
(RVing the Mountains, Smokies) is BRC's
newest contributing editor and a writer of
travel and nature articles for regional and
national publications including Alabama
Living, Kentucky Monthly, Nevada Magazine,
Oklahoma Today, OKRA, American Wild
Magazine and others. She's the " Park Watch "
Beat Writer for 10,000 Birds; and she created
and authors the Bird Watcher's Digest state
park birding series.

Eric J. Wallace
(Davis interview, Shenandoah National Park) is
a freelance journalist, avid lover of the outdoors,
and devotee to the never-ending search for the
Good Life. His work has appeared in more than
50 publications, including Outside, Backpacker,
Canoe & Kayak, WIRED and more. He is
presently a contributing editor for the internet's
greatest fount of culinary wonder, Gastro
Obscura.

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