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Unicoi Mountains Conservation Area

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Conservation Areas: Unicoi Mountains Conservation Area, Unicoi Mountains (NC), Upper Bald River Wilderness Study Area (TN), Snowbird Creek – Lower, Snowbird (NC), Sycamore Creek (TN), Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Extensions, Santeetlah Headwaters
The Unicoi Mountains lie to the southwest of Great Smoky Mountain National Park and boast natural and scenic values that […]

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Unicoi Mountains

Unicoi Mountains, Adjacent to Upper Bald River, TN Wilderness Study Area

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Approximate Size: 8,931 acres
Old Growth Acreage: 227 acres
Location: Cherokee County, North Carolina, 12 miles northwest of Murphy, on the Tennessee border, Nantahala National Forest, Tusquitee Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: McDaniel Bald, Unaka
A high ridge marks the North […]

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Santeetlah Headwaters

Santeetlah Headwaters

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Approximate Size: 4,433 acres
Old Growth Acreage: 1,173 acres
Location: Graham County, North Carolina, 11 miles northwest of Robbinsville, Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: McDaniel Bald, Unaka
The centerpiece of the Santeetlah Headwaters area is the 5565’ Huckleberry Knob, the tallest mountain in the Unicoi Range […]

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Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Extensions

Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Extensions

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Approximate Size: 7,414 acres
Roadless Acreage: 4,592 acres (1,896-Deep Creek/Avery Creek; 1,271-Yellowhammer Branch; 1,425-TN Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock addition)
Old Growth Acreage: 835 acres
Location: Graham County, North Carolina, 10 miles northwest of Robbinsville, Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: Santeetlah Creek, Tapoco, Big Junction
These proposed additions are […]

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Snowbird Creek

Snowbird Creek, Lower Snowbird (NC), Sycamore Creek (TN)

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Approximate Size: 8,969 acres
Roadless Acreage: 8,504 acres
Location: Graham County, North Carolina, 10 miles southwest of Robbinsville, Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: Big Junction, McDaniel Bald, Santeetlah Creek, Marble
Most of the Snowbird area is a designated a Wilderness […]

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