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 Bearwallow Mountain Trail is currently OPEN but is subject to temporary closures this winter to protect it from damage during the freeze/thaw cycle following significant snow and ice accumulations and subsequent wet and delicate soil conditions. When temporarily closed, the summit of Bearwallow Mountain...
Protecting our natural resources, preserving our breathtaking views, and safeguarding places where our children can play in nature are more important now than ever. The WNC Solidarity Concert Series, held at THE BLOCK off Biltmore, aims to make donating to environmental and social nonprofits accessible and enjoyable with...
The Lady Slipper Speaker Series is CMLC's new and improved lecture series in partnership with Brevard College! The series will kick-off on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30pm! Come hear regional guests speak about a range of environmental topics relevant to Western North Carolina.  The January 24th lecture;...
Seven-hundred-sixty-miles separate the white sandy beaches of Miami and the rolling mountains of Henderson County. The Fernandez family has been traveling to Western North Carolina from southern Florida for 26 consecutive years. It’s one trip where the destination — not the journey — is truly what matters...
  A panel of environmental experts will present information about the long-term effects of the Party Rock Fire on the natural environment in Hickory Nut Gorge on Tuesday, January 31st at 6 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Lake Lure Municipal Building. Experts include Clint Calhoun with the Town of Lake Lure,...
  Eight Hikes. Free Gear. Save Land. TAKE THE PARDEE & CMLC WHITE SQUIRREL HIKING CHALLENGE 4! We've partnered with Pardee Hospital to bring you our new White Squirrel Hiking Challenge 4! We want to take you to exciting destinations--including brand new trails and recently protected lands. ...

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