An Area Rich in Natural Resources
Part of SNC's mission is to preserve and protect our natural and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the larger community. The magnificent environment of our area requires attention, concern and care to maintain its eco systems and environmental balance. The Sautee Nacoochee Center has long been a champion for its protection and these goals were in fact a main focus of the original founding of the organization.
Northeast Georgia is an area rich in natural resources. Important in its historical presence both nationally and regionally, this is the part of the world we call home and visitors cherish as a place that calls them back for frequent visits.
The hilly and mountainous areas of White and Habersham counties that surround the Sautee and Nacoochee valleys include major forestlands and waterways. Much of northern White County lies in the Chattahoochee National Forest, parts of which are incorporated into two of Georgia's premier state parks, Unicoi and Smithgall Woods.