Commissioners approve Long Mountain conservation easement

(Mountain XPress) On Nov. 19, Buncombe Commissioners voted to spend $69,000 on a conservation easement to protect 121 aces of land from development on Long Mountain in the Upper Hominey area. The measure passed 6-1, with Commissioner Mike Fryar casting the lone dissenting vote. The property includes a rare mountainside wetland and is visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Commissioners David King and Joe Belcher, who represent the Upper Hominey area, both voted in support. Noting that tourism brings in millions of dollars to the local economy, King noted, “The parkway’s quite important to us.”

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