Places that Change Lives

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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Making a Real Difference


Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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Total Miles of Trails Developed


Hours Donated by Volunteers in 2019

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Upcoming Events


Virtual Green Drinks: Positive Impact Forestry

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we have shifted this event to be online. On Thursday, July 9 we welcome Andy Tait, EcoForestry Director at EcoForesters! EcoForesters is a non-profit professional forestry organization dedicated to conserving and restoring our Appalachian forests. In this presentation, Andrew will discuss how forests have become degraded due to


Kudzu Warriors

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CANCELLED – Speaker Series: Coyotes in NC – History, Distribution, Myths, and Facts

Come learn about Coyote from the state furbearer biologist!


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Support the Mills River Valley Trail

Every dollar you donate for this greenway is multiplied by 5!