We are Conserving Carolina

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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Help Add Saluda Property to the Green River Game Lands

Land on Macedonia Road Was Targeted for a Shooting Range When land on the edge of the Green River Game Lands in Saluda was targeted for a shooting range, the local community strongly opposed it. Henderson County was proposing to develop a police training facility [...]


Land Targeted for Shooting Range Could Add to Green River Game Lands

Land on Macedonia Road in Saluda Was Site of a Proposed Police Training Facility PRESS RELEASE: Mar. 12, 2019 Last month Conserving Carolina entered into a contract to purchase 81.5 acres of property on Macedonia Road north of Saluda, land targeted by Henderson County in [...]


Habitat at Home: Growing Milkweed

Growing native milkweed in your yard can create wonderful habitat for all kinds of native insects, especially the monarch butterfly! In fact, monarchs need milkweed to survive. Adult monarchs lay their eggs exclusively on milkweed leaves, nowhere else! In this month’s Habitat at Home we [...]


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 2018

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Upcoming Events


Tryon Lot Workday

Help Max with this volunteer opportunity on the land!


Spring Hiking Series: Panthertown Valley

The trek will lead hikers to Schoolhouse Falls, up Little Green Mountain, and down to Greenland Creek Falls offering wildflowers, water, and views!


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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