Protecting your property on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance (J-MCA) is a local, not for profit, group who works hard to ensure our mountains and the watersheds of our Southern Appalachian Mountains are protected for generations.  J-MCA, although a separate organization, works hand in hand with the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and other local conservation groups.

Their mission statement: Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance is a grassroots conservation organization whose mission is to address environmental issues affecting the Highlands-Cashiers area through education, advocacy, hands-on initiatives and collaboration with like-minded organizations.

One of the most expensive and extensive of their projects is protecting our native mountain hemlocks. Although devastation in our national forest is widespread and inevitable, it is possible for land owners on the Highlands-Cashiers NC Plateau to control the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid on their own property.

The HWA is an Asian pest introduced in the East in the 1950’s and have spread ever since. Go to their web site http://www.j-mca.org/ and download their pamphlet to learn more about the variety of ways you can protect your Hemlocks.

When looking for your home or land in Highlands or Cashiers NC, ask about any endangered hemlocks on the property and potential loss of the trees due to the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

About the Author
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES MEADOWS MOUNTAIN REALTY has been serving the Highlands NC and Cashiers NC areas offering exclusive mountain real estate and country club properties since 2003.

We recognize that there are many important aspects to consider in making a real estate choice. With that in mind, we listen closely to the needs and desires of each individual customer and work diligently to find the ideal mountain property or to sell your property as efficiently and effectively as possible. However, our job does not stop there.

Once you have made your real estate decisions, we are here to help you in any way that we can. It will be our pleasure to familiarize you with all aspects of the Highlands and Cashiers communities, including home, professional and personal services as well as activities, restaurants, health care and shopping. We will go the extra mile to ensure that your experience in the mountains exceeds your expectations.

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