box springs wilderness land conservation in north carolina

Box Creek Wilderness Land Preservation


Unique Places To Save Provided Online Technology to Help Prevent a Power Line Over One of the Largest Natural Heritage Areas in North Carolina

Unique Places To Save conducted an online outreach and education campaign in coordination with our valued partner, Unique Places LLC, to help educate the public about the re-routing of a high-voltage power line that was proposed by Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation to run through the 7,000 acre Box Creek Wilderness Natural Heritage area in western North Carolina. From our online and technological efforts, we garnered nearly 2,000 signatures in support of our efforts to stop the high voltage power line.

If developed as first proposed by the power company, the power line would have destroyed more than two miles of intact and exceptionally-diverse forest, and would have significant fragmentation in an important wildlife corridor between the South Mountains and Blue Ridge Escarpment (see here for award winning South Mountains to Blue Ridge Corridor Map Atlas completed by Unique Places GIS & Design).


conservation ROI developers

Michael Scisco, April 2024

Conservation Offers a Strong ROI for Developers

Conservation efforts have historically been viewed through a narrow lens, primarily focused on environmental stewardship. This perspective, while critical for the protection of our planet's natural habitats and biodiversity, only scratches ...

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securing food supply by preserving local farmland

Sam Warnock, April 2024

Securing the Food Supply by Preserving Local Farmland

Many global challenges include climate change, population growth, and economic instability. However, the preservation of local farmland emerges as a linchpin in the quest for sustainability and resilience.

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open spaces can impact property values

Michael Scisco, April 2024

How Open Spaces Impact Property Values

Open spaces, such as parks, green belts, and protected natural areas, significantly influence the value of residential and commercial properties. Numerous studies and reports have highlighted the positive correlation between proximity to op...

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Michael Scisco, April 2024

Conservation in Every Listing: A Short Guide for Real Estate Agents

You may not know that real estate agents can incorporate conservation strategies when dealing with land plots as small as 10+ acres. However, these conservation initiatives enhance the property’s marketability and value. At the same time, t...

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