Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina protected lands grow with 90-acre donation in Burke County and 19-acre donation in McDowell County

On June 20, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina received two land donations for conservation: 90 acres on Old Highway 18 in Burke County and 19 acres on Highway 64 in McDowell County. The Burke County property is situated in the watershed of the Henry Fork River, a major tributary of the South Fork Catawba River. […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina partners with businesses across the region for Proceeds for Land Protection fundraising event June 1

On Saturday, June 1, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is partnering with businesses in Morganton, Hickory, and Marion for the conservancy’s second annual Proceeds for Land Protection fundraising event. Participating businesses will donate a portion of their sales from June 1, Land Trust Day, to the conservancy. Foothills Conservancy staff and board invite the public […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina purchases land adjoining Lake James State Park for state park expansion

On May 6, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina purchased 36 acres in the Linville Township of Burke County for addition to Lake James State Park. The property adjoins the 41-acre Whippoorwill Dairy Farm, which Foothills Conservancy acquired in February 2016 and donated to North Carolina State Parks in July 2016. The land includes pasture and […]