Project #195 – Dry Mill CreekDry Mill Road, Hilham, TN 38568
Property Type: Forest Land
Dry Mill Creek
This 1,157 acre property is located in the Tennessee counties of Clay and Overton and is adjacent to the Standing Stone State Park. Mature hardwood forest covers the majority of the property and include a mix of oaks like chinquapin, white, chestnut as well as shagbark hickory, sugar maple, and river birch.
The conservation area contains over 3 miles of streams, which are tributaries to the Cumberland River. Protection of these streams will minimize sedimentation into important downstream waterways and contribute to improved water quality. The property contains at least 166 species of vascular plants, including two state listed rare species: butternut (State Threatened, State Vulnerable—S3) and Schreber’s aster (State Special Concern, State Critically Imperiled—S1).
The property lies within the Standing Stone LFB Terrestrial Conservation Site, a significant ecological area prioritized for conservation actions, as identified by The Nature Conservancy.