Who We Are

Our Story

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy, each with deep roots and strong histories of preserving lands, joined together to build a larger community of advocates to further our common missions to protect and conserve natural resources in our burgeoning region for generations to come.

Founded in 1994 as Natural Heritage Trust of Henderson County, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy protected more than 32,000 acres of land in Henderson, Transylvania, Rutherford, Buncombe, Jackson and Polk counties. Pacolet Area Conservancy, founded in 1989, protected more than 10,000 acres of valuable natural resources in Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties, as well as Spartanburg and Greenville counties in South Carolina.

With this expansive geographic region, our combined expertise, talents and resources strengthen our ability to raise awareness of the crucial importance of protecting our shared land and water resources, and foster appreciation of our unique natural heritage.

We are Conserving Carolina … for nature, for people, forever. Are you?

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