Scott Branch Quarry


The Property consists of approximately 120 acres of primarily pine, hardwood, and mixed pine hardwood forest. The varying topography is made up of a series of ridges with associated slopes and coves. The planted pine areas are typically along the ridge tops towards the north. The coves have a mix of pine-hardwood and hardwood stands. These areas have associated drainages, spring runs, and streams. The road frontage on the Property has beautiful scenic character with
exposed rock faces and mature hardwood forest. There is a woods road network that winds through most regions of the Property. There are some successional openings along the road network.

The intent for the future of the Property is to maintain the natural habitat and its assets through appropriate management and stewardship to protect and conserve its conservation values.

The streams and drainages of the Property flow into Scott Branch. Scott Branch flows into Salacoa Creek, a tributary of the Coosawattee River. Preservation of the Property and its hydrologic resources protect waterways and water quality downstream.

Please note the Scott Branch Quarry real estate has been sold – You must contact the current landowner for access. Despite the sale, the Conservation Easement remains in perpetuity.

Project Details

Location:Gordon County, Georgia
Type:Conservation Easement Protection
Size:125 Acres
HUC:Coosa River Basin - 03150102
Protection Type:Preservation
Protection Area:120 Acres

Project Timeline

Jul 2020

Public Access Enabled

Come visit Scott Branch at any time. Directions and an example of an access waiver are at the top. Make sure to scan a QR code when you are visiting the site. A signed Access Waiver is required for entry.

Dec 2019

Deed of Conservation Easement

On December 20th, 2019 the owners of Scott Branch Quarry, LLC signed a “Deed of Conservation Easement” (BK:02282 PG:00169-00202, Superior Court, Gordon County). The grantee of the deed is Southern Conservation Trust, Inc, a Georgia non-profit corporation.

Oct 2019

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