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




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
Foothills Conservancy has long been an effective partner in conservation and the development of North Carolina State Parks in this region. This project at the Whippoorwill Farm is another example of its tenacity and professionalism, and will enhance land protection, water quality and recreation opportunities at Lake James State Park.”
Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

NC State Parks
We as individuals can only own land for a while. Sooner or later we will pass on. I feel it is my duty to make plans to turn over the responsibility for this special land in a way that ensures it will be preserved for future generations.
Doug Wright

Doug Wright

I am grateful to have had Foothills Conservancy’s guidance along the way. What started as a partnership has turned into heartfelt friendships.
Beth Heile

Beth Heile

Friends of the Valdese Rec