Our Mission

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally accredited regional land trust that protects the fabric and character of Western North Carolina’s landscape forever and for the benefit of all.

We preserve the natural and cultural heritage of our region by conserving scenic and recreational landscapes, productive farms and forests, healthy watersheds, rich biodiversity, and vital wildlife habitat.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foothills Conservancy serves eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, and Rutherford, in three major river basins, which include the Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin.

Our Vision

Our vision is that Foothills Conservancy’s region is a thriving place to live and visit, with beautiful views; abundant locally grown food; healthy forests; access to exceptional recreation opportunities; diverse, native wildlife; and clean water.

Contact Info

  • (828) 437-9930
  • (828) 437-9912
  • Mailing
    P.O. Box 3023
    Morganton, NC 28680
  • Physical
    204 Avery Ave.
    Morganton, NC 28655
  • info@foothillsconservancy.org