LTLT Honors Award Recipients at Annual Fall Celebration


The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee recently recognized those making vast contributions to conservation here in the Mountains.

Tom Hatley, a member of Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute’s Leadership Team, received the 2012 Robert and Virginia Ramsey Brunner Land Conservationist of the Year Award during LTLT’s annual Fall Celebration on November 3. The award recognizes Hatley’s contributions to conservation across the southern Blue Ridge.

The Land Trust says Hatley played an “instrumental role in the founding of LTLT and helped create strategies that led to the conservation of the Needmore Tract and the Cowee Mound.

John Gladden, of Macon County received the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award during the November 3 Fall Celebration.


Gladden has been active in LTLT’s aquatic biomonitoring and land stewardship programs and has also assisted with youth education activities.

For more information on volunteer opportunities with LTLT contact Jill Wiggins, at 524-2711.