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 28,000 acres in Henderson, Transylvania, and surrounding counties in western North Carolina.

What’s New at CMLC?

John Myers and Jane Lawson announced as 2015 Recipients of CMLC’s Prestigious Lela McBride Award Lela McBride was a community leader and conservationist that enabled the completion of Henderson County’s first Natural Heritage Inventory. She subsequently created the Henderson County Natural Heritage Trust,...
 Gerton Duo, McGrady, Community Volunteers Honored at CMLC’s Annual Meeting HENDERSONVILLE, NC—Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) announced John Myers and Jane Lawson, of Gerton, as winners of the organization’s prestigious 2015 Lela McBride Award. The award recognizes individuals who...
Please join CMLC and Patrick Horan for the late April Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 22nd to learn about current hemlock restoration projects.    Over the last decade, the exotic forest pest, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) has ravaged our southern Appalachian forests. Since the “arrival”...
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy invites you to join us for a Weekday Wildflower Walk at Sherwood Forest, a private residential community in Transylvania County on Thursday, April 23rd. This hike is open to members and non-members. The wildflower walk will be about two and a half hours long through a rich cove...
Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) Tuesday, April 28th from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at REI Asheville to learn about the new CMLC White Squirrel Hiking Challenge, Version 3. CMLC is challenging outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels to get outside and explore the most beautiful locales among their 28,000...
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...

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