We are Conserving Carolina

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect more than 45,000 acres—from the waterfalls of DuPont State Forest, to the rock faces of Hickory Nut Gorge, to the farms and rivers that provide us with food and water. These places have the power to change lives. Whether you're a passionate hiker or mountain biker, a retiree looking for ways to give back to the community, or a parent who wants your child to experience the wonders of nature, we invite you to explore these special places and get involved with Conserving Carolina. Become a member, come to an event, or volunteer!

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A Passion for Wildlife

Wild animals inspire art, gardening, and a deep connection. Several years after Loti Woods lost her husband to lung cancer, she moved to Tryon, to the house next to her sister. In her early 60s, she was retired. So what was she supposed to do? [...]


Weed Patch Mountain Trail Wins National Award

Weed Patch Mountain Trail, in the Town of Lake Lure, has been recognized as one of the best new trails in the nation. On Tuesday, June 11, in a ceremony on Capitol Hill, the national Coalition for Recreational Trails announced its annual achievement award in [...]


Riverfest Celebrates French Broad Headwaters

From anglers, paddlers and tubers to people who love a scenic drive, Transylvania’s Upper French Broad River provides lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. This June, the Transylvania French Broad Stewards, the Town of Rosman, Conserving Carolina and Headwaters Outfitters are joining up again [...]


Making a Real Difference


Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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Total Miles of Trails Developed


Total Acres Treated for Non-native, Invasive Plants in 2018

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Upcoming Events


Mills River Valley Trail Ride and Festival

Ride to raise funds for the Mills River Valley Trail in the morning or join us for a free festival in the afternoon at Bold Rock Hard Cider!


Kudzu Warriors

Join the Kudzu Warriors!


Coffee With Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Feedback Session!


Your Dollars at Work


Provides one environmental education program for a community partner such as the Boys & Girls Club

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Helps to build and maintain one mile of trail

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Treats one acre of land for non-native, invasive plants

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