About Us

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, a nationally accredited regional land trust, is dedicated to working cooperatively with landowners, communities, and public and private conservation partners to preserve and protect important natural areas and open spaces of the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills, including watersheds, environmentally significant habitats, forests and farmland, for this and future generations. Foothills Conservancy, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, serves eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell and Rutherford and the upper basins of three major rivers: the Broad, Catawba and Yadkin.

  • Overview

    Foothills Conservancy is dedicated to working together with you and others to preserve and protect the places we all love across the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills, including watersheds, environmentally significant habitats and forests and farm lands for this and future generations.
  • Our Story

    Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina works to serve and benefit the public by protecting invaluable natural resources, maintaining our region’s cultural heritage and preserving the natural beauty and land and water resources of the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills.
  • Our Region

    Foothills Conservancy provides land trust services in eight counties across the eastern flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills in North Carolina: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, and Rutherford.
  • Our Staff

    Foothills Conservancy is staffed by a dedicated team of individuals who love North Carolina and believe its natural resources are too precious to see them disappearing.
  • Board of Directors

    Our board members come from diverse backgrounds, with each individual bringing their expertise to the board in an effort to move forward the cause of preserving western North Carolina's great outdoors.
  • Annual Report

    Download any of our Annual Reports from the past several years. All reports are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
  • Partners & Resources