OVER 54,000 ACRES PROTECTED

OVER 54,000 ACRES PROTECTED

Forever and for the benefit of all.

Website Photography by Danny Buxton.

Total Acres Conserved Since 1995
Local Farms Protected
Acres Transferred To Public Ownership
Acres Owned & Stewarded By Us

RECENT PROJECTS

*IN PROGRESS

NEWS

Saving Hemlocks Organization Conducts Predator Beetle Release on Foothills Conservancy Property in Burke County

The Eastern hemlock trees on Foothills Conservancy’s Cane Brake property in Burke County are getting some special treatment courtesy of Saving Hemlocks, an organization based in Western North Carolina that promotes biological control of Hemlock woolly adelgids. Cane Brake, which is part of the conservancy’s Smith Cliff/Henry Fork River Preserve, recently became a stop on […]

OUR TEAM

ANDREW KOTA

ANDREW KOTA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BETH WILLARD-PATTON

BETH WILLARD-PATTON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

TOM KENNEY

TOM KENNEY

LAND PROTECTION DIRECTOR

RYAN SPARKS

RYAN SPARKS

CONSERVATION ASSOCIATE

ISAAC CROUCH

ISAAC CROUCH

OFFICE & FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

SOPHIE SHELTON

SOPHIE SHELTON

COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

ABOUT

Vision

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally-accredited, 8-county regional land trust that protects the fabric and character of western NC's landscape forever and for the benefit of all. We conserve the rich agricultural, forestry, scenic, and recreational heritage of this place and support the mutual success of viable farms, productive forests, thriving wildlife, healthy watersheds, and the tourism-based economy.

Contact Info

  •   (828) 437-9930
  •   (828) 437-9912
  •   P.O. Box 3023
    135 1/2 W Union St.
    Morganton, NC 28680
  •   info@foothillsconservancy.org
We’re fortunate to have land trusts like Foothills Conservancy who work tirelessly to save places we all love in North Carolina. They ensure our state’s most valuable assets will be protected forever
Philip Blumenthal

Philip Blumenthal

Wildacres Retreat Owner
It is gratifying to know that the natural beauty of this place that we love so much will be preserved through our partnership with Foothills Conservancy, and that it will remain a habitat for native plants and wildlife. We encourage other landowners to consider placing their property in a conservation easement to protect their land in perpetuity.
Diane Geitner

Diane Geitner

Conservation Easement Landowner
We wanted to protect our land from development for farming, wildlife, and water quality. We thank Foothills Conservancy for helping us preserve our family's heritage and farmland.
NANCY MONTGOMERY

NANCY MONTGOMERY

Conservation Easement Landowner