Second phase of Bobs Creek State Natural Area in McDowell County completed by Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation

On Oct. 30, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation closed on the purchase of 2,200 acres in McDowell County in the second phase of land acquisition for Bobs Creek State Natural Area. The first phase of the project, about 1,500 acres, was purchased in January 2019. The third […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina permanently protects Burke County family farm with agricultural

On Oct. 24, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina placed an agricultural conservation easement on 192 acres of the Misty Meadows Farm, a family-owned farm in the Linville Township of Burke County near Lake James. The conservation easement prohibits subdivision and residential development, ensuring the farm remains intact for agricultural production for future generations in an […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina celebrates a successful second year of Our Big Backyard summer camp

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina hosted its second year of summer camp, Our Big Backyard, at the end of June. Similar to its inaugural year in 2018, participants experienced a weeklong traveling day camp that included unique outdoor, nature-based activities each day. The summer camp is presented in partnership with the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Burke County […]