Bear Shadow is proud to partner with the Highlands-Cashier Land Trust as we celebrate the union of music and the great outdoors among some of the world’s oldest and biologically diverse mountains.

HCLT is a nationally accredited non-profit land conservation organization that actively works to conserve ecologically important land throughout southern Macon and Jackson Counties.  They accomplish this by working cooperatively with private land owners by way of land transactions – primarily the acceptance of donations of land or con­servation easements.  Some of the land HCLT owns and conserves is open for public recreation including:  Sunset and Sunrise Rocks at Ravenel Park, Satulah Mountain Preserve and Brushy Face Preserve to name a few.  HCLT conserves land for its natural, recreational, scenic or historic value.  The land they conserve protects the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and healthy habitat for all who live and visit here.

HCLT’s roots run deep. They are the oldest land trust in North Carolina and one of the oldest in the nation.  They conserved their first property, the summit of Satulah Mountain, in 1909.  HCLT has now conserved over 3,400 acres in over 100 places.