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 inspires conservation in Western North Carolina by permanently protecting land and water for the benefit of people and all living things.

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina envisions a thriving region to live and visit, with clean water, healthy forests, productive farmland, diverse wildlife, access to outdoor recreation, and communities that value conservation.

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