After years of effort, 78 acres of the “Big Creek Lodge Property” have now been incorporated into the Pisgah National Forest.  This property was once envisioned for commercial development.  It is located just upstream of the North Mills River Recreation Area and will now be preserved for public use.  TU has been a part of the effort, which was led by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy,  to make this happen.   We could not be more pleased that this beautiful watershed (pictured at the top of this page  in our “banner”) will now be conserved for future generations.