We are Conserving Carolina

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect more than 44,000 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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Ruth Jones Scholarships Available for Transylvania Students

PRESS RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2019 Transylvania County high school seniors can now apply for the Ruth Jones Scholarships, which provide funding for higher education in the fields of health or environmental science. Two students, one from Brevard High School and one from Rosman High School [...]


AmeriCorps Stories: Planting Seeds

By Jessie Kerr. Jessie is serving with AmeriCorps Project Conserve, a program of Conserving Carolina, as the Environmental Education Associate with Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE). There is always a need for environmental education in Western North Carolina, especially programs designed for school-aged children. When [...]


402 Acres Added to DuPont State Recreational Forest

Continental Divide Tract Helps Link State Forest to Vast Conservation Corridor On Tuesday, February 12, Conserving Carolina transferred 402 acres of land to the North Carolina Forest Service to expand Dupont State Recreational Forest (DSRF). This tract helps to conserve key headwater streams along the [...]


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 2017

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Upcoming Events


Speaker Series: Biodiversity of Polk County, North Carolina

David Campbell will be presenting a talk on a multi-year study of the flora and fauna of Polk County. Walnut Creek Preserve


Kudzu Warriors

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Mouth of Mud Creek Workday

Join us on this workday on the land!


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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