Clover Hill Farm, a 192-acre cattle farm in northern Cleveland County, was placed under a conservation easement with Foothills Conservancy on December 8, 2017. The century farm has been owned by landowner Myron Edwards’ family for over 150 years.

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The mountain landscapes of western North Carolina remind us of our heritage, rich culture, beautiful scenery, and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. But these are just a few reasons we must protect our mountains.

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Fresh water is an increasingly critical natural resource, and its protection is central to Foothills Conservancy’s mission of land conservation.

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North Carolina’s diverse agriculture industry is the backbone of the state’s economy, adding $32.1 billion and employing 120,000 people in 2009.

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There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of our natural world here in the foothills of North Carolina.

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While many protected lands are transferred to public ownership, Foothills Conservancy holds and maintains some properties known as preserves.

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