Foothills Conservancy Protects 183 Acres Along Tim’s Creek in Burke County

A 183-acre property along Tim’s Creek in the Icard Township of eastern Burke County is now permanently protected thanks to conservation-minded landowners who worked with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina to place it under a conservation easement. Diane and Jacques Geitner donated a conservation easement on their property to Foothills Conservancy, ensuring that the land […]

Guided Hike at Wildacres Retreat Center September 23

On Saturday, September 23, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and Wildacres Retreat Center will co-host a public hike on the beautiful Wildacres Retreat Center trail network. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the moderate two-hour hike will weave through rhododendron forests, pristine streams, and scenic vistas. Following the hike, the land trusts […]

Foothills Conservancy Names Andrew Kota Next Executive Director

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce its next executive director, Andrew Kota, who currently serves as associate director of Foothills Conservancy. Kota was unanimously selected by the search committee after it conducted a nationwide search for the 22-year-old regional land trust’s next leader. He will officially become executive director […]

Study Underway to Identify Key Conservation Lands for Water Security in Catawba-Wateree River Watershed

Project funded by the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group and Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina A study is underway by RTI International of Raleigh to examine the future impacts of land use changes on the water resources of the Catawba-Wateree Basin. Funded by the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group and a grant to Foothills Conservancy of North […]