While many protected lands are transferred to public ownership, Foothills Conservancy holds and maintains some properties known as preserves. The conservancy currently holds these preserve lands:

Wilson Ridge – 32 acres

Carpenter Broad Riverbend Boundary Preserve – 234 acres

Catawba Headwaters Preserve (Wildcat Mountain) – 537 acres

Catawba Headwaters Preserve (June Adams) – 753 acres

 

Catawba Headwaters Preserve (Sheila Adams) – 368 acres

 

Buck Creek Gap – 73 acres
Smith Cliff/Henry Fork River Preserve – 116
Watson/Linville Cove – 54 acres
South Mountains Headwaters Preserve – 2,062 acres
Stillhouse Creek – 41 acres
Sank Gap – 259 acres