Projects

Box Creek Wilderness

November 2016 – Box Creek Wilderness Permanently Protected 7,000-acre Box Creek Wilderness Permanently Protected
May 2014 – Tim Sweeney featured in WNC Magazine Article, “In Land We Trust” Read about Mr. Sweeney's land conservation efforts in North Carolina.
May 11, 2014 – Rutherford Daily Courier – Box Creek Wilderness Owner Honored for Conservation Tim Sweeney receives Foothills Conservancy of NC Volunteer Conservationist of the Year Award.
May 8, 2014 – Asheville Citizen-Times – Box Creek Wilderness Owner Honored for Conservation Tim Sweeney receives Foothills Conservancy of NC Volunteer Conservationist of the Year Award.
October 2, 2013 – Condemnation Suit Against Box Creek Tossed Read the Daily Courier front page article about the suit against Box Creek Wilderness being dismissed!
October 1, 2013 – BCW Wins Ruling to Stall Utility’s Effort to Take Land Read the Charlotte Observer's article about BCW and the latest court ruling preventing REMC's efforts to construct a power line.
September 12, 2013 – Foothills Conservancy Corridor Study – McDowell News Read about the Foothills Conservancy of NC corridor study in the McDowell News.
August 27, 2013 – Foothills Conservancy Corridor Study – Daily Courier Read about the Foothills Conservancy of NC corridor study in the Daily Courier.
August 14, 2013 – BCW-REMC Court Hearing Moved to September Read the Daily Courier Article about the court hearing being moved to September.
July 21, 2013 – NC Land vs. Power Line Case Heads to Court Click HERE to read and comment on the Charlotte Observer article.
June 29, 2013 – Protected Biological Area Doubles in Size Read the Asheville Citizen-Times article about Box Creek Wilderness doubling in size and its biological importance.
June 24, 2013 – Box Creek Wilderness Hike Click HERE to see Asheville Citizen Times video of the Box Creek Wilderness Hike!
June 24, 2013 – Blue Ridge Country Magazine Read a short mention of the Box Creek Wilderness from the July/August issue of Blue Ridge Country Magazine.
May 26, 2013 – The Daily Courier – Battle over Box Creek Article about the continuing battle over Box Creek and the proposed power line.
May 5, 2013 – Foothills Conservancy of NC Newsletter Article A newsletter article from the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina describing BCW as a rare tract of land.
April 5, 2013 – Charlotte Observer Follow-Up Story Read a follow-up article from the Charlotte Observer concerning REMC's plans to place a power line through Box Creek Wilderness.
April 3, 2013 – Box Creek Wilderness Petition Press Release Official press release announcing 1,000 signatories on the Petition Opposing a Power Line through Box Creek Wilderness.
April 3, 2013 – A Biologist’s Point of View Read the Asheville Citizen-Times Opinion Article written by Kevin Caldwell, noted NC Biologist.
April 2, 2013 – Carolina Public Press Article Read the Carolina Public Press Article about the endangered Indiana bat on BCW and how it could affect REMCs condemnation efforts.
March 21, 2013 – The Daily Courier Box Creek Ranked #24 Daily Courier article about Box Creek Wilderness being ranked #24 among in overall Natural Heritage significance in North Carolina.
March 20, 2013 – Box Creek Top One Percent Natural Heritage Areas Read the McDowell News article about Box Creek Wilderness being in the top one percent of NC Natural Heritage Areas.
March 20, 2013 – Rutherford Daily Courier Opinion Read the op-ed piece by Bruce Byers from the Rutheford County Daily Courier.
March 18, 2013 – Box Creek Wilderness Ranking Press Release An official press release on BCW being the 24th most Significant Natural Heritage Area in North Carolina.
March 18, 2013 – Asheville Citizen-Times Article Read the Asheville Citizen-Times front page article on REMC's efforts to place a power line through Box Creek Wilderness.
March 17, 2013 – The Daily Courier Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor of the Rutherford County Daily Courier
March 13, 2013 – Mountain Xpress Article Asheville's Mountain Xpress article on the power line threatening Box Creek Wilderness.
March 13, 2013 – Charlotte Observer Op-Ed Read the Charlotte Observer Op-Ed by Mike Tanner.
March 11, 2013 – Charlotte Observer Article A front page article in the Charlotte Observer about REMC's efforts to place a power line through Box Creek Wilderness.
March 9, 2013 – The Daily Courier Cheers and Jeers Editorial Rutherford County's The Daily Courier Cheers and Jeers Editorial. The column gives REMC Jeers for their proposed power line through Box Creek Wilderness.
March 7, 2013 – Rutherford County Daily Courier Box Creek Wilderness Article The Daily Courier of Rutherford County newspaper article on REMC's efforts to place a power line through the Box Creek Wilderness.
March 7, 2013 – The McDowell News Box Creek Wilderness Article The McDowell News newspaper article on REMC's efforts to place a power line through the Box Creek Wilderness.
March 4, 2013 – Official Box Creek Wilderness Press Release Read and distribute the official Box Creek Wilderness press release concerning efforts by REMC to construct a power line through the wilderness area.
2012 – Box Creek Wilderness in the News A selection of news headlines from the media about the importance of Box Creek Wilderness.
August 29, 2012 – BCW Adds 1,800 Acres Media Release Read about how 1,800 acres was added to the Box Creek Wilderness.
May 24, 2012 – Foothills Conservancy Media Release Foothills Conservancy of NC press release that highlights the conservation importance of the Box Creek Wilderness.
Who to Contact A complete list of REMC officials and elected officials to contact and make your voice heard.
Map of REMC Proposed Route and Three Alternative Routes A map showing the REMC Power Line Route and the Proposed Alternative Routes (PDF - 3.4MB).
Rare Species List for Box Creek Wilderness A comprehensive list of rare species found on Box Creek Wilderness.
NC Issue Alert: REMC Moves to Condemn Box Creek A one page NC Issue Alert: Rutherford Electric Moves to Condemn Box Creek Wilderness.
Chestnut Plantings Map A map that depicts Chestnut Planting Sites in the Box Creek Wilderness.
American Chestnut Foundation Summary A summary of the American Chestnut Foundation's work on the Box Creek Wilderness.
Peer Review of Ecological Impacts of Proposed REMC Power Line A Peer Review of the Ecological Impacts of the REMC Power Line within Box Creek Wilderness by Chris WIlson.