Foothills Conservancy is dedicated to working together with you and others to preserve and protect the places we all love across the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills, including watersheds, environmentally significant habitats and forests and farm lands for this and future generations. Read more »
On the low mountains’ steep slopes, rocky outcrops and stream banks, a plethora of rare and threatened plants and smaller animals thrive in numerous unique, distinct habitats, many of which are part of Significant Natural Heritage Areas (SNHA) designated by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program.
In fact, some of
“These grants help safeguard and preserve American battlefield lands,” said Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service. “It is important to protect these lands as symbols of individual sacrifice and national heritage for present and future generations.”
MORGANTON, NC – The Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills of North Carolina are like no other place in this world. The changing seasons ignite a natural beauty made all the more intense by thousands of acres of protected land. Since 1995, Foothills Conservancy's supporters have made a huge difference in the conservation projects that protect local agriculture, clean air and water in our 8 counties. Now contributors have the chance to double their gifts to Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina during our 2013 Blue Ridge Foothills Protection Challenge. Generous donors have pledged a total of $30,000 to help the conservancy raise $60,000 by August 31.
Farmland Conservation Protects NC's Top Industry: Agriculture
MORGANTON, NC– Western North Carolina’s important agricultural lands are being lost to urban and suburban development as the state's population continues to increase, land trust advocates say.
Foothills Conservancy announced today that they have protected more than 3,144 acres of important soils in Western North Carolina, 1,556 of which are designated as prime soils.