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The Chattooga Quarterly is composed and published by the Chattooga Conservancy. This acclaimed publication features articles about the Chattooga watershed’s natural and cultural history, as well as updates on program work, timely articles about conservation and advocacy, and membership news. The Chattooga Quarterly is posted on this website, and also appears in hard copy as a 12 to 20 page magazine that is mailed to our membership and placed at several venues.

The latest version of the Chattooga Quarterly is posted below. We also keep a PDF repository of every past issue of the Chattooga Quarterly.

Summer 2013 Edition

Director’s Note

Since this is my first “director’s page,” I thought it à-propos to state my origins with the Chattooga Conservancy, which all started many years ago….It was 1990, and the Forest Service was gearing up for a timber sale that would clearcut and plow roads into the deep woods surrounding the last vestiges of the old “Long Creek Roadless Area.” Continue reading this edition’s Director’s Note.

The Cherokee Indian Trader

Soon after the first permanent English settlement was established in 1607 at Jamestown, Virginia, a hardy and determined group of frontiersmen began making contact with the Cherokee Indians of the Southern Appalachian Mountains to establish trade. Sixty-three years later and further south in South Carolina, a new port called Charles Town was founded at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, which provided an even more viable conduit for establishing trade relations with the Cherokee people. Continue reading about the Cherokee Indian Trader..

Wolf Mountain Cell Tower

In early March of this year, rumors were flying around Long Creek, South Carolina, that a cell tower was going to be built on Wolf Mountain, which is very near the Thrifts Ferry area of the Chattooga River. Opinions about this possibility varied within the community. Landowners adjacent to the rumored cell tower site were concerned about spoiled views and lower property values. Other property owners in the nearby view sheds, including the Chattooga Belle Farm, which depends on offering their customers the pristine, sweeping views of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains along the Chattooga River, were also concerned. Continue reading this story.

Watershed Update

  • Upper Chattooga – New Trails Proposed
  • Wolf Mountain Cell Tower Defeated
  • Southern Appalachian Farmstead
  • Body Recovery at Soc-em Dog
  • Stekoa Creek Watershed Management Plan

Read the Watershed Update.

Members’ Update

Contributions dedicated to the Conservancy in honor of friends and family, along with other community news can be found in our Members’ Update. As always, this issue is available in PDF format for easy reading.