Foothills Conservancy Hosts Presentation on the History of Pisgah National Forest by Author Marci Spencer, February 20

WHAT: Presentation: A History of Pisgah National Forest WHO: Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina WHERE: Historic Burke County Courthouse, 102 E Union St, Morganton, NC 28655 WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016 • 10:30 a.m. – noon COST: Free to Foothills Conservancy members; Non-members $10 On Saturday, February 20, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina hosts “A […]

Public Comments Invited: Foothills Conservancy Seeks to Renew National Accreditation

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of national accreditation as a land trust. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. In 2010, Foothills Conservancy was among the first 113 land trusts […]

Foothills Conservancy Partners to Protect 2,207-acre South Mountains Headwaters Tract

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, in partnership with N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund and other funders, has permanently conserved one of the largest remaining unprotected Catawba River Basin watershed tracts in the South Mountains. The conservancy and the state parks system purchased a 2,207-acre tract known as Simms Hill on June 4 from owner Tim Sweeney in two concurrent transactions. Of the total acreage, 757 acres were acquired by the state and added to South Mountains State Park, bringing the park to more than 19,000 acres.

South Mountains to Blue Ridge Corridor Conservation Analysis Garners Project Win at National Conference

The Southern Appalachian region is again receiving national attention, as a graphic analysis of the South Mountains to Blue Ridge corridor took third place at a national conservation conference. Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and Durham-based real estate consulting and strategic planning firm Unique Places LLC teamed up to submit a poster for the NatureServe […]

Foothills Conservancy Partners to Protect 2,207-acre South Mountains Headwaters Tract

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, in partnership with N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund and other funders, has permanently conserved one of the largest remaining unprotected Catawba River Basin watershed tracts in the South Mountains. The conservancy and the state parks system purchased a 2,207-acre tract known as […]