Foothills Conservancy Receives $1M Clean Water Management Trust Fund Grant for Conservation of Wildacres Retreat

A $1 million grant from North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund recently awarded to Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina brings the 1,100-acre Wildacres Retreat one step closer to permanent protection. The critical tract lies along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, N.C. Wildacres Retreat is a nonprofit conference center governed by a board […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Promotes Public Trust, Ensures Permanence Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, a nonprofit regional land trust based in Morganton, N.C., today announced it has achieved renewed accreditation—a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that Foothills Conservancy’s lands will be protected forever. Almost 15 million […]

Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Protects Key Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway Tract

On July 20, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina completed transfer of the Buck Creek Gap tract in McDowell County to the United States Forest Service. The Forest Service competed for funding at the national level and ultimately received $330,000 in Recreational Priority Access funds from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program in […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Reaches 50,000-Acre Milestone with 377-Acre South Mountains Acquisition

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina reached an important milestone this week with the acquisition of 377 acres in the Ivy Creek watershed of the South Mountains, which brings the land trust’s 20-year protection record over the 50,000-acre mark to a total of 50,322 acres. “Foothills Conservancy formed in late 1995 to protect the 18,000-acre Rollins […]

North Carolina’s Local Land Trusts Present Annual Awards to Five Conservation Leaders

Press release from Conservation Trust for North Carolina: North Carolina’s 24 local land trusts bestowed their annual awards on deserving winners during a dinner celebration at the 2016 Land Trust Assembly in Raleigh on Wednesday, May 25.  The NC Land Trust awards are given annually to businesses, nonprofits, governments, and individuals who lead efforts to […]