Non-Profit Community & Civic Organizations
Who we are Conserving Carolina is made up of people who love our home in the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. We love the way nature lights people up! So, were helping make sure that everyone has opportunities to get outside. Were creating parks and preserves, building trails, leading field trips, and helping young people discover their connection to the great outdoors. Were inspired by the beauty of mountain vistas, rushing waterfalls, and rolling countryside. Were working to make sure that coming generationsour children and grandchildrenwill be able to experience these wonders too. We live among some of the greatest biodiversity in the United States! We appreciate our connection with creatures from hellbender salamanders to monarch butterflies. And we love coming across so many unique wildflowers, animals, and birds. So, were helping to restore habitats where they can live. We know we need peopleall kinds of peopleto help protect this incredible part of the world. The challenges we face are serious, but its a labor of love.Be a part of it! Our Mission We are dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and qualityof life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. Our History: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy Conserving Carolina was formed in 2017 by the merger of two local land trusts with deep roots in our communitiesCarolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. The two land trusts served overlapping areas. Pacolet Area Conservancy was founded in 1989, with a focus on the Southeast portion of our current region. Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, which served the North Carolina portion of our current region, was founded in 1994 as the Natural Heritage Trust of Henderson County. After partnering successfully on several conservation projects, the two land trusts decided to join forces, combining our expertise, talents, and resources in order to strengthen our impact.