From Gun Range to Conservation Land

76 acres of new public land were just added to the Green River Game Lands! And there’s more. Neighbors who started by fighting a gun range are now working together to protect 300 acres.

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From the Field: Bluebird Trail

By Pam Torlina, Southeast Stewardship Manager Information gathered through the NC Bird Atlas will provide data that will help state wildlife officials, land managers, and conservation...
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Growing Better

Rafael Bravo grew up farming in Venezuela and he had a dream to farm when he retired. He’s living that dream at a newly protected farm in Polk County, where regenerative practices are bringing new life to the land.

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Two Local Farms Protected

Two local farms are now protected forever with conservation easements, saving their productive farmland and scenic beauty for future generations.

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Project Renewal 

Polk County students are planning the future of natural areas near schools, including Laughter Pond and Little White Oak Mountain.

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Grow It Forward

A Polk County program teaching students to make connections with nature and people Over at Polk County Middle School, sixth-grade science teacher Andrea Hill has...
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Winter Lady Slipper Award Winner

Congratulations to Ted Altman, our Winter Lady Slipper Award recipient! When Ted moved back to Tryon, he rediscovered his passion for hiking. Specifically, Ted is...
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