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?

On Saturday, October 11th, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy welcomes you to join us for the newest hike in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge - the Trombatore Trail! On this out-and-back journey, hikers will descend into and out of a rich cove forest on the way to the panoramic summit of Blue Ridge Pastures. the Total...
Click the White Squirrel patch for more information on CMLC's new Hiking Challenge 3!
In this issue: Forest Farming: Putting Mountain Trees to Work Forest Pests of Our Eastern Woodlands CMLC Hemlock Protection & Restoration Initiative CMLC is Seeking Volunteers Much More!
In this issue: CMLC Protects a Record 4,000 Acres in 2013; Sensational but Bittersweet by CMLC Executive Director Kieran Roe; New Lands Protected in Upper Hickory Nut Gorge, French Broad River Watershed; 2,400 More Acres Acquired at East Fork/Headwaters State Forest; Summits of Long John, Long...
Have you ever wondered what a land conservancy does, or if your property would be eligible for a conservation easement? This is the story of one family, their small farm in the mountains of western North Carolina, and how the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy helped them protect it for the future.  Shot and edited...
CMLC has a legal and fiduciary obligation to uphold the terms of the conservation easements we accept and to defend the conservation values that our easements were created to protect. On rare occasions defense of a conservation easement may require litigation in the court system. CMLC is currently engaged in litigation to...