Lake James State Park Grows as Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Donates Historic Whippoorwill Farm Property

Lake James State Park has grown by 41 acres with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s donation today of the historic Whippoorwill Farm property to the State of North Carolina. In a 10 o’clock dedication ceremony this morning, N.C. State Parks officials gathered with members of the community, project donors and funders, including representatives from the […]

Foothills Conservancy Receives $1M Clean Water Management Trust Fund Grant for Conservation of Wildacres Retreat

A $1 million grant from North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund recently awarded to Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina brings the 1,100-acre Wildacres Retreat one step closer to permanent protection. The critical tract lies along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, N.C. Wildacres Retreat is a nonprofit conference center governed by a board […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Promotes Public Trust, Ensures Permanence Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, a nonprofit regional land trust based in Morganton, N.C., today announced it has achieved renewed accreditation—a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that Foothills Conservancy’s lands will be protected forever. Almost 15 million […]

Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Protects Key Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway Tract

On July 20, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina completed transfer of the Buck Creek Gap tract in McDowell County to the United States Forest Service. The Forest Service competed for funding at the national level and ultimately received $330,000 in Recreational Priority Access funds from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program in […]