A second exciting project completed during 2001 in Davie County was made possible by Bob and Pam (Anderson) Hazen. Their 138 acres is nestled between the perimeter of Cooleemee Plantation (1800 acre protected property) and the Yadkin River where it intersects with highway 64.
Like an overflowing cornucopia filled with natural bounties, the Hazen tract is yet another site LTCNC is very proud of bringing under protection. The property boasts magnificent steep cliffs overlooking the Yadkin River, with over 2000 feet of frontage. Characterized by gentle rolling hills intermingled with wide open plains and hardwood forests, the property serves as a major habitat for a variety of wildlife common to the Piedmont region. In fact while Maximillian Merrill, Conservation Planner for LTCNC, was working on the Baseline Inventory for the property he indicated, “I saw six deer, two red tail hawks, three wild turkeys and a variety of migratory birds. That place is truly amazing.”
The only item that parallels the amazing natural setting of this land is the wonderful story of how it can under protection. After donating the property a couple years earlier to another charity, the Hazens had come to learn that it was going to be clear cut of all its beautiful hardwood trees. In an effort to prevent this from happening, the Hazen family actually bought the land back at its fair market value and then sought out the LandTrust to ensure that such an event could never happen to such a special piece of land.