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
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