Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina purchases 17-acre bog in Jonas Ridge for permanent protection and future public use

On Dec. 16, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina closed on 17 acres of bog land in Jonas Ridge, bordering the Pisgah Loop Scenic Highway. The conservancy purchased the property from landowner Hazel Shell with funding from Clabough Foundation, North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund, and a private donor. The original owner, Lester Shell, purchased […]

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 […]