As part of the Alcoa Relicensing Settlement Agreement, more than 2,400 acres of Alcoa property along the Yadkin River is being permanently protected. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission worked with the Three Rivers Land Trust, The Conservation Fund and other conservation partners to purchase the property, which includes 31 miles of shoreline along the eastern shore of the Tuckertown Reservoir.
“Conserving these lands for public access, water quality and wildlife habitat perfectly aligns with our agency’s mission to protect our state’s natural resources,” said Cameron Ingram, executive director of the Wildlife Commission.
WBTV: Permanent protection for Alcoa lands at Tuckertown
“The chance to protect water quality and provide outdoor recreation opportunities at this scale does not come along often,” said Jeff Michael, deputy secretary for Natural Resources at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. “This represents an extraordinary chapter in the history of conservation in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River basin.”