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 […]

Foothills Conservancy Partners with Businesses Across the Region to Celebrate a Day of Land Protection

On Saturday, June 2, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is partnering with businesses in Morganton, Hickory, and Marion for the conservancy’s first-ever Proceeds for Land Protection fundraising event. More than 20 participating businesses will donate a portion of their sales from June 2, Land Trust Day, to the conservancy. Foothills Conservancy staff and board invite […]

Saving Hemlocks Organization Conducts Predator Beetle Release on Foothills Conservancy Property in Burke County

The Eastern hemlock trees on Foothills Conservancy’s Cane Brake property in Burke County are getting some special treatment courtesy of Saving Hemlocks, an organization based in Western North Carolina that promotes biological control of Hemlock woolly adelgids. Cane Brake, which is part of the conservancy’s Smith Cliff/Henry Fork River Preserve, recently became a stop on […]