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Become a Member

Conserving Carolina works to conserve and care for the farms, forests, parks, mountains, streams, and scenic views that make our region special. Become a part of our mission by giving a donation. Annual gifts of $35 or more are given an annual membership.

You may make your donation to Conserving Carolina here or contact Development Director Lynn Killian 828-697-5777 ext. 202 to discuss coordinating your gift.


Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are vital members of our family. Whether it’s removing non-native invasive species, maintaining trails, helping put on one of our special events, helping out in the office, or another area of our work, we could always use some helping hands. If you’re interested in joining our volunteer family, click the button below or email


Track Your Volunteer Time

Carried out volunteer duties on your own time? Volunteer hours are incredibly important to a non-profit for many reasons, including grant reporting. Click the button below to send in your volunteer hours.

Log Your Hours

Group/Corporate Volunteers

Do you have a group that would like to volunteer with Conserving Carolina? We love working with groups and will be happy to work with you. Please contact us at

Become a Guardians of the Green Business Sponsor

The Guardian of the Green Business Membership Program is an opportunity for your business to partner in a cause as big as our mountains! Seizing vital, local conservation opportunities, while they still exist, will forever impact the quality of life for our children, grandchildren, and beyond. As a Guardian, you and your business will be able to convey this message importantly to clients, customers and those you serve uniquely.

Join us and have a year-long impact with our annual business membership program. Your once-a-year membership contribution will not only benefit conservation, it will provide year-round recognition for your business at our events, in our materials and much more. 

Become a Guardians of the Green Business Sponsor

Protecting Your Land

A decision to conserve land is a personal one. It involves the landowner’s financial and tax circumstances, the land resource itself, and most importantly, the owner’s vision for the future of that land. Because every situation is unique, Conserving Carolina offers several different options for conserving productive and scenic lands that give our region its unique character. For landowners who share the goals of Conserving Carolina, the options described here may provide means to achieve a personal dream: that of forever protecting an important part of the landscape.

To talk with us about options for protecting your land, contact Tom Fanslow, Land Protection Director, at 828-697-5777 ext. 204.

Land Conservation Options

  • Donation of a conservation easement
  • Donation of land
  • Donation of a remainder interest
  • Bequest and living trust
  • Purchase of a conservation easement
  • Bargain-purchase of easements and land
  • Purchase of land
  • Right of first refusal or option