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96. Coldwater Mountain Cassidy Addition
Date of Purchase: July 20, 2012
Location: Calhoun County; T16S, R07E, S22
Acreage: 20 Acres
COLDWATER MOUNTAIN CASSIDY ADDITION in Calhoun County consists of a 20 acre parcel. This tract is located within the Southern Sandstone Ridges of the Ridge and Valley Ecoregion. The tract is composed of a mosaic of habitats including South-Central Interior Mesophytic Forest, Allegheny-Cumberland Dry Oak Forest and Woodland – Hardwood, and Southern Appalachian Low Mountain Pine Forest. The geology of this property is capped by sandstone and underlain by limestone.The tract secures additional protection of the local watershed for Coldwater Spring, a unique ecological environment and source of drinking water for local municipalities. Additionally, this tract allows for the expansion of recreational trails across the previously purchase Coldwater Mountain Tract (FW #11).
From Birmingham, take I-20 East approximately 41.5 miles to Exit 179 (AL-202/Coldwater Rd.). Turn left onto AL-202 and go approximately 2.1 miles to Calhoun Co. Rd. 109/Coldwater Pump Road. Turn right on Coldwater Pump Road and go approximately 0.2 miles and turn right onto new public access road.