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?

The Southeast's Fiercest 5K. A Mountaintop Finish Line with: Beer. Bluegrass. 360° View. BEARWALLOW BEAST 5K TRAIL RUN & FESTIVAL Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy presents the 4th annual Bearwallow Beast 5K Trail Run & Festival, featuring more than 1,400 feet of elevation gain over its 3.1...
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...
Help elect CMLC's Bearwallow Beast 5K Trail Run as one of the best runs in western NC for the third time in four years! Vote the Bearwallow Beast 5K as "Foot Race" and Bearwallow Mountain as best "Hike with a View," each in the "Outdoors" section of the poll. Also vote Carolina...
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...
Help CMLC by shopping at Hendersonville's Mast General Store (527 N. Main St.) and eating at The Green Room (536 N. Main St.) on Land Trust Day: Saturday, June 6th, 2015. In support of land conservation in western NC, Mast General Store will donate 20% of all sales on Land Trust Day to CMLC (Hendersonville location...

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