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Become a Member

Conserving Carolina works to conserve and care for the farms, forests, parks, mountains, streams, and scenic views that make our region special. Become a part of our mission by giving a donation. Annual gifts of $35 or more are given an annual membership.


Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are vital members of our family. Whether it’s removing non-native invasive species, maintaining trails, helping put on one of our special events, helping out in the office, or another area of our work, we could always use some helping hands.


Protecting Your Land

A decision to conserve land is a personal one. It involves the landowner’s financial and tax circumstances, the land resource itself, and most importantly, the owner’s vision for the future of that land. Because every situation is unique, Conserving Carolina offers several different options for conserving productive and scenic lands that give our region its unique character. For landowners who share the goals of Conserving Carolina, the options described here may provide means to achieve a personal dream: that of forever protecting an important part of the landscape.

To talk with us about options for protecting your land, contact Tom Fanslow, Land Protection Director, at 828-697-5777 ext. 204.

Land Conservation Options

  • Donation of a conservation easement
  • Donation of land
  • Donation of a remainder interest
  • Bequest and living trust
  • Purchase of a conservation easement
  • Bargain-purchase of easements and land
  • Purchase of land
  • Right of first refusal or option