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This forested 80-acre site contains a scenic gorge cut through by Clifty Creek, which flows into the Emory River here. Clifty Creek forms part of the Roane/Morgan county line. The gorge slopes are very steep and almost vertical in some places.
Roane/Morgan county line
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
A globally endangered plant, Virginia spirea, grows here and is scattered along the creek's rocky banks. The gorge is a hemlock-dominated, mixed mesophytic forest.
What the Conservancy Is Doing
The Conservancy is protecting and managing this land, and is engaging local communities in its protection.