The creator of Epic Games is donating a sizable stretch of North Carolina’s Appalachian highlands to be maintained as a sanctuary for wildlife
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The creator of Epic Games is devoting a massive stretch of North Carolina’s Appalachian highlands to be maintained as a sanctuary for wildlife.
News outlets reported that the nonprofit group signed a letter of intent on Thursday to take the property transfer, which need to be completed within the following calendar year.
Along with overseeing Epic’s Fortnite and Rocket League video game franchises, Sweeney has turned into a conservation philanthropist. The paper reported that the county deed registers worth the properties in the thousands of bucks, but the conservancy believes the property to become priceless.
The Roan Mountain donation is composed of dozens of neighboring parcels of land climbing to 5,300 ft, such as old growth forests and uncommon plants and creatures, a number of these on the endangered species listing. Additionally, it contains six waterfalls, the country’s biggest American Chestnut restoration job and”any sort of creature you can envision in the Southern Appalachian woods,” Roan stewardship manager Marquette Crockett explained.