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October 14th, 2020
Our nationally-accredited land trust recently completed a conservation project further protecting the iconic view of Grant Meadow and Table Rock in Pickens County. Nestled at the base of Table Rock and hugging Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11, the recent addition of 21 protected acres joins a 36-acre property that was placed under a conservation easement in 2013. A grant from the South Carolina Conservation Bank made this conservation success possible.
The Grant family, owners of this beloved property, feel strongly about preserving the meadow’s beauty and long distance views for generations to come.
“My dad had acquired this property in 1950. I took an interest in it early on helping clear it and fence it for pasture land, which started my appreciation and love for this land. Being close to Table Rock State Park, my family enjoyed spending time and making memories there. I was able to acquire the additional 21 acres from my brother before he passed away this year and I knew I wanted to keep it protected for the future. The view is a favorite photo spot for visitors young and old, and I feel very blessed to have a part in protecting its beauty” said Hoyt Grant.
Grant Meadow will continue to be managed as a hay meadow, ensuring its iconic view remains unobstructed. In addition to breathtaking views, the property contains two tributaries of the South Saluda River and prime soils (having physical and chemical characteristics as determined by the USDA).