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We are Conserving Carolina, formed by the consolidation of two sister organizations, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. Our organizations, each with deep roots and strong histories of conserving our lands and natural resources, have united to increase conservation efforts in our area.

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Back to the Land

A co-founder of Mother Earth News donates land for a nature preserve Jane and John Shuttleworth moved to the mountains of North Carolina in the 70s as “back to the landers”—but they wanted to do more than drop out of society, grow their own food, [...]

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Wildcat Rock Trail Wins National Award

Award for trail design and construction presented by Senator Burr, Rep. Meadows The national Coalition of Recreational Trails has granted its annual achievement award for trail design and construction to Conserving Carolina and its trails coordinator, Peter Barr, for Wildcat Rock Trail. Conserving Carolina opened [...]

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The Toughest Multiflora Rose Remover

Volunteer Duane Bowker is a steadfast uprooter of invasive plants Meeting with Duane Bowker, you can immediately sense his understanding and appreciation of the natural world. His readiness to help is contagious, and he truly lights up when surrounded by nature. Duane and his wife, [...]

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Making a Real Difference

44,337

Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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32.3

Total Miles of Trails Developed

Volunteer
722

Total Acres Treated for Non-native, Invasive Plants in 2017

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Upcoming Events

Jul20

Humphrey Farm Workday

Join us to restore the native habitat on Mr. Humphreys Farm!

Jul23

Kudzu Warriors

Join the Kudzu Warriors!

Jul25

Trails Crew Workday

Join the Rock Crushers!

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Your Dollars at Work

$60

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

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$500

Helps to build and maintain one mile of trail

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$1,000

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

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