George Townes was an avid naturalist and wanted future generations to be able to enjoy the land as he did when he was growing up. As such, he donated 50% of the value of this magnificent tract of land which includes 1.6 miles of river frontage along the South Saluda. This land is within 3 miles of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, a significant habitat for local and migrating wildlife. There will be limited public access to the land for ongoing scientific studies. Several research papers on the property have already been published. The Conservation Bank's Funds helped to enhance air and water quality in the area and allow for continued and sustainable timber harvests.
A map for the Townes/S. Saluda has been provided in Google Map format.