Long known for its numerous springs, streams and waterfalls, the 1100 acre Baggs Land purchase in 2004 made it possible to create the Big Swan Headwaters Preserve.
The purchase joined together nearly 4000 acres of contiguous forest. Migrating birds and other plant and animal species threatened by rapid development and the conversion of hardwood forests to pine will always have a home here.
While exploring the property, a beautiful 7-foot waterfall was discovered along the edge of the northern boundary .
Fountain Investments, previous owners of the Baggs property, graciously donated a 1-acre parcel of forest from an adjoining property to help provide an additional buffer of protection around the falls.
Swan Trust’s work has received broad support from organizations such as the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, Tennessee Parks and Greenways, the Tennessee Environmental Endowment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, The Tennessee Nature Conservancy, and Phillips Petroleum.
. We are grateful to so many people who have helped to make this purchase possible and send thanks to everyone who gives their continued support to the efforts of Swan Trust…more