Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect over 49,000 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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Making a Real Difference


Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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Total Miles of Trails Developed

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Hours Donated by Volunteers Last Year


Upcoming Events


Native Plant Gardening Group

Join us for a native plant gardening group at our Hendersonville office!


Special Edition Green Drinks: “Drought, Climate Change, and The Mystery of the Missing Western Water”

Hear WNC Native and Rocky Mountain Biological Lab Research Scientist Ian Breckheimer discuss how a team of environmental scientists are revolutionizing our understanding of water in the West and helping


Landrum Library Speaker Series: The effects of land use on streams and fish populations in the Piedmont of SC

Come learn about the effects of present-day and historical land use on stream structure and fish populations in the Piedmont of South Carolina. 


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