Our Mission

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy partners with landowners and organizations to protect land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life. Dedicated to saving the places you love, CMLC works to permanently conserve and actively care for an ever-growing regional network of significant farm, forest, park and natural lands. Since 1994, CMLC has conserved more than 27,000 acres in Henderson, Transylvania, and surrounding counties in western North Carolina.

What’s New at CMLC?

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy at their monthly CMLC Speaker Series on Monday, November 24, for a presentation discussing the mystery of crop circles with John Myers, founder and owner of Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community and Laughing Waters Retreat Center. For centuries, these formations have been appearing...
Join CMLC Saturday, December 13th for the Buffalo Creek Park Hike, open both to members and non-members. Located just north of Lake Lure, more than 1,500 acres of Weed Patch Mountain were saved from development when CMLC acquired the tract in 2009.  The town of Lake Lure has since purchased 200 acres...
Join CMLC on Monday,  December 22, 2014 to Siller Falls via Vaughn Creek Greenway. Enjoy a leisurely hike as you get away from the world awhile. This is also a Hiking Challenge 3 hike! Primary Route: Hike the Vaughn Creek Greenway past Siller Falls to its end at a tunnel. Hiking Distance: 1.5 miles round-...
Click here to view photos from the 2014 CMLC Conservation Celebration!
Click the White Squirrel patch for more information on CMLC's new Hiking Challenge 3!
Meet new people and connect with the community while increasing CMLC's public visibility when you sign up to volunteer with our new Outreach Corps! We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to represent CMLC at tabling events, fairs, and other happenings in the community. Volunteers will transport and set up posters and...

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