Preserving the places you love in the NC Foothills
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.
Foothills Conservancy’s region is home to some of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Hot spots of biodiversity, these mountains provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including numerous endangered and threatened species. Forested slopes shelter clear mountain streams that are full of life. These headwater streams provide critical clean drinking water for millions downstream in both North and South Carolina. The mountains’ natural riches bring us economic, physical, and psychological benefit when responsibly managed.