Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect over 48,000 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!

See What's Happening

Making a Real Difference


Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

Become a Member

Total Miles of Trails Developed

Get Outside

Hours Donated by Volunteers in 2022


Upcoming Events


Volunteer workday – Native Garden Expansion at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center

Join us to help expand native habitat in an educational garden that will teach others about their benefits!


Hike with Foothills Humane Society!

This is a great opportunity to give a dog from Foothills Humane Society a break from the shelter and allow them to enjoy a nice, socializing walk in the woods!


Forest Bathing: Sacred Saunter

“People ought to saunter in the mountains—not hike! Do you know the origin of the word ‘saunter’? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to


Protect the Places You Love

Become a Member

Your gift of $35 protects places that inspire people. Plus, you get perks.


Give Every Month

Let us know we can count on you! Monthly giving is easy and lets you spread your gift out over time.

Sign Up

Help Build the Ecusta Trail

Help build this exciting new rail trail! Your donation will be multiplied by 5.