Our Mission

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

What’s New at CMLC?

CMLC’s 15th Annual Saturday September 19th, 2015 @ 3:30-7:30pm Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain Lodge Raffle Ticket and Conservation Celebration Deadlines:  Our deadline for raffle ticket purchases online and Conservation Celebration reservations online is 11:00pm on Tuesday, September 15th....
The Choice is Yours! Buy a Raffle Ticket, Win a Once-in-a-LifetimeTrip, and Support CMLC! Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 150 will be sold.  Drawing will be held September 19, 2015 at CMLC' 15th Annual Conservation Celebration.  You need not be present to win. Choose from one of the following...
A decade ago, Kieran Roe sealed and stamped an envelope and dropped it in the mail. What he got back proved to be far beyond his expectations. “I couldn't have fathomed everything that would come from it,” said Roe, executive director of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC). Roe’s envelope...
Yellow Ladyslipper Volunteers Bob Carlson and Kim Chao Four years ago, Bob Carlson and Kim Chao moved to western North Carolina and were excited to begin the Hiking Challenge, but Bob noticed that CMLC was too understaffed to quickly update the program’s online hike log. His call to complain resulted in an ask...
  In this issue: New Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge Established; CMLC's 15th Annual Conservation Celebration; 2015 Lela McBride Award Winners, Volunteers Honored; Bob Carlson and Kim Chao: Yellow Lady Slipper Volunteers. 
For the past two years, Ann and Wayne B’Rells have directed a portion of the required minimum distribution from their IRAs to CMLC.  This tax-free transfer lowered their taxes because it excluded the contribution from their adjusted gross income. IRA owners have been permitted to make tax-free transfers from...

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