Foothills Conservancy

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally accredited regional land trust that inspires conservation by permanently protecting land and water in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding foothills of Western North Carolina for the benefit of people and all living things. We envision a thriving region to live and visit, with clean water, healthy forests, productive farmland, diverse wildlife, access to outdoor recreation and communities that value conservation. As of April 2022, the Conservancy had permanently protected over 65,000 acres throughout the region.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foothills Conservancy serves eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, and Rutherford, in three major river basins: the Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin. Information about Foothills Conservancy, including ways to support its work, can be found online at, on social media, or by calling 828-437-9930.

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