OVER 56,000 ACRES PROTECTED

OVER 56,000 ACRES PROTECTED

Forever and for the benefit of all.
Total Acres Conserved Since 1995
Local Farms Protected
Acres Transferred To Public Ownership
Acres Owned & Stewarded By Us

RECENT PROJECTS

NEWS

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina under time-sensitive purchase option for 660 acres in Morganton’s Oak Hill community

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has secured a time-sensitive purchase option for a 660-acre property in the Oak Hill community of Morganton, which is contingent on raising a total of $3 million. Located just ten minutes from downtown Morganton, the 660-acre parcel features forests, prime agricultural land, several miles of streams, and scenic views. Conservation […]

The Positive Impacts of Land Trust Accreditation

Did you know Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina was among the first 100 land trusts to be accredited? Accreditation involves steps that a land trust can voluntarily take to ensure that it is providing the highest quality of service to landowners and partners. We were first accredited in 2010, renewed that status in 2015, and […]

OUR TEAM

ANDREW KOTA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BETH WILLARD-PATTON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

TOM KENNEY

LAND PROTECTION DIRECTOR

RYAN SPARKS

STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR

ISAAC CROUCH

OFFICE & FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

SOPHIE SHELTON

COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

Brittany Watkins

Americorps Project Conserve Member

ABOUT

Mission

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally accredited regional land trust that protects the fabric and character of Western North Carolina’s landscape forever and for the benefit of all.

We preserve the natural and cultural heritage of our region by conserving scenic and recreational landscapes, productive farms and forests, healthy watersheds, rich biodiversity, and vital wildlife habitat.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foothills Conservancy serves eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, and Rutherford, in three major river basins, which include the Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin.

Contact Info

  •   (828) 437-9930
  •   (828) 437-9912
  •   P.O. Box 3023
    Morganton, NC 28680 (mailing)
  •   204 Avery Ave.
    Morganton, NC 28655 (physical)
  •   info@foothillsconservancy.org
We certainly appreciate the hard work of Foothills Conservancy in negotiating with the former landowner to bring the Cane Creek project to fruition.
Kip Hollifield

Kip Hollifield

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
This is truly a win for our land and water and a win for the young people who will be able to enjoy life-changing experiences in the outdoors for generations to come.
Jason McDougald

Jason McDougald

Camp Grier project
We were both born and raised here in the foothills of North Carolina, and we truly believe that any and all efforts to preserve and protect our beautiful home are beyond worthwhile.
Kory and Collin Suttles

Kory and Collin Suttles

Brown Mountain Bottleworks