Wildacres Project Featured in Saving Land Magazine

Wildacres Retreat is a place close to the hearts of many conservationists in Western North Carolina for decades. Foothills Conservancy is honored to be part of the permanent protection of this historic site, partnering with Conservation Trust for North Carolina to place conservation easements on the property. Identifying areas of high climate resiliency such as […]

Foothills Conservancy adds 77 acres to Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve in Burke County

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina recently acquired 77 acres of land for permanent protection and addition to the conservancy’s Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve in Burke County. Landowner Tim Sweeney donated the property to Foothills Conservancy, along with a generous contribution to cover stewardship costs associated with the project. Conservation Trust for North Carolina also […]

54,000 acres and counting: summer fundraising challenge underway for Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s 2018 summer matching challenge is underway with a goal of raising $80,000 by August 31. Three generous donors, including the von Drehle Corporation, have pledged to match up to $40,000 during this campaign. Gifts made between now and August 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of every donation. […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina adds 303 acres to South Mountains Headwaters Preserve

On June 29, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina acquired 303 acres in the South Mountains of Burke County for permanent conservation. The undeveloped, forested property — known as Rock Creek for a stream that flows through the land — adjoins the conservancy’s South Mountains Headwaters Preserve. The land acquisition increases the total size of the […]