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?

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...
Alexanders Ford, a naturally and culturally significant property in Polk County, was forever protected by a CMLC conservation easement in 2011. It was purchased by Polk County and opened to the public as the Bradley Nature Preserve at Alexander's Ford, a park for visitors to enjoy its biological treasures and...
In this issue: CMLC Hiking Challenge 3 is Here; Join CMLC in Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary; Attend the 14th Annual Conservation Celebration at CMLC-protected The Cabin Ridge; Welcome New CMLC Staff and Board of Trustees.
Help CMLC and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps build a new section of trail at Little Bearwallow Mountain in the Hickory Nut Gorge. This trail will become part of a network connecting sections of the Gorge. This is a great opportunity to get involved with this trail, learn more about trail building, and see some...
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is Proud to Announce the Launch of their Speaker Series! Starting this October, CMLC will host a monthly Speaker Series featuring various authors, speakers, presenters, and influential members of our WNC communities. The location of the events will often move from county to county in...
Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy on Thursday, October 23, to hear a presentation from Jeremy B. Jones, local author of the renowned book, Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland. Jeremy will read passages from the book and tell about his inspiration and life here in WNC and the Blue Ridge...