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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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Weed Patch Mountain Trail Opens for Hikers, Bikers, Climbers

Backcountry Trail Crosses 1,327 Acres Added to Buffalo Creek Park The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail invites people into a stunning backcountry wilderness—traversing a 1,327-acre tract that was recently added to the Town of Lake Lure’s Buffalo Creek Park. This land expands the park to [...]

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Joe Thomas and Lyda Family Receive Stewardship Awards

Conserving Carolina presented two landowners with the 2018 Lela McBride Stewardship Award for their outstanding contributions to land conservation and stewardship—Joe Thomas and the Lyda family. Both Thomas and the Lydas protected exceptional natural resources while opening beautiful places for the public to enjoy. The [...]

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A Legacy on Hightop Mountain

Joe Thomas donated land that was in his family for centuries for a publicly accessible nature preserve. “There was a place that grabbed my heart when I was twelve years old that I wanted to build on,” Joe Thomas says, walking on Hightop Mountain, near [...]

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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

May28

Kudzu Warriors

Join the Kudzu Warriors!

May29

Buffalo Creek Park Workday

Join us to battle Princess Tree and Tree of Heaven!

May30

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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