Star Branch

star-branchThis 309-acre acquisition was made possible by a grant for $70,000 from the Tennessee Environmental Endowment in 1998, another grant for $26,000 in 1999 from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and generous donations from the Trust’s membership.

The ridges and slopes of the Star Branch land had been clear-cut prior to its purchase.

The steep logging roads had been left after the deforestation and were severely eroding into the Star Branch, carrying large amounts of sediment into it and Big Swan Creek downstream.

A grant from Natural Resources Conservation Service funded the materials and bulldozer work for the remediation and restoration, most of which was carried out with volunteer labor from the Trust’s membership and local citizens.

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Protected Land

Protected Land

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