April 6th Cedar Cliff Mountain Hike Day Activities Offered for the Spring Gathering

Come for the Hike and Stay to Eat, Dance, and Celebrate Spring and Community with WNCA!

Cedar Cliff MountainCedar Cliff is a steep rock face perched above Cedar Cliff Lake on the East Fork of the Tuckaseegee River. This area contains a diversity of unique natural communities, including Montane Mafic Cliff, Montane Red Cedar Glade, and other distinctive hardwood and pine communities. This natural area hosts an array of rare and unusual plant species and is recognized as a Significant Natural Heritage Area by NCNHP. The mountain also provides views of steep cliffs, the lakes below, and the upper Tuckasegee River Valley.

Cedar Cliff Mountain is an excellent example of how conservation partnerships work to protect important natural areas in the state. The site was originally slated for development until acquired by the Highlands – Cashiers Land Trust and then transferred to the Department of Agriculture’s Plant Conservation Program (PCP).

The hike is up and back and is strenuous, including a short scramble. About 4 miles RT

Ed SchwartzmanHike Leader Edward Schwartzman Info -  Botanist and inventory biologist for the NC Natural Heritage Program (NCNHP) with DENR. Edward Schwartzman conducts county inventories and have so far completed reports for Transylvania and Macon Counties. He will continue this work conducting inventories in Graham and Cherokee until 2014.

Learn More about this and our other Spring Gathering Events in Sylva, NC HERE!

For More Info or To RSVP: Rachel@wnca.org or Call (828) 258-8737 x 201