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.
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.
Fresh water is an increasingly critical natural resource, and its protection is central to Foothills Conservancy’s mission of land conservation.
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.
There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of our natural world here in the foothills of North Carolina.
While many protected lands are transferred to public ownership, Foothills Conservancy holds and maintains some properties known as preserves.