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Big Canoe’s Potts Mtn. property off table for future development

1,378 acre tract put in permanent conservation status

Potts Mountain Investors LLC property2                                                           Atlantic Coast Conservancy/ Photo

This Potts Mountain property, shown above, is now permanently protected.

         In a move with far-reaching implications, 1,378 acres comprising the Potts Mountain section of Big Canoe was placed into permanent conservation status in December.

Phil Landrum III, the attorney for the Atlantic Coast Conservancy as well as Pickens County, confirmed that Potts Mountain Investors, LLC had put all the property into a conservation easement. Landrum said the easement, which restricts development there to only five potential  homesites, had been signed and recorded in both Pickens and Dawson counties.

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