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?

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 3rd 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) on Saturday, April 26, for a guided hike through the scenic Johnson Branch conservation easement in Transylvania County. This hike has been one of CMLC's most popular hikes from previous years, featuring a picturesque 68-acre property conserved by...
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) announced Sandy and Missy Schenck, of Cedar Mountain, as winners of the organization’s prestigious 2014 Lela McBride Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to land conservation and stewardship in the region. The Schencks founded...
Join CMLC for an educational workshop to learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms. Following a brief presentation on easy-to-grow edible mushrooms, participants will be able to inoculate their very own shiitake log to take home. The event will take place at the CMLC office on April 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm. Space is limited; RSVP...
At their Annual Meeting Sunday, April 6 at Camp Tekoa, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) honored 17 volunteers for their contributions to the land trust in 2013. For their dedication and service donating at least 70 hours of volunteer service, CMLC recognized John Humphrey, Jim Neal, Genien Carlson, Diana Richards...
AmeriCorps Project Conserve is now accepting applications for 32 service positions at 20 environmental non-profits across western North Carolina that focus on volunteer engagement, conservation education, disaster services, and improvement of rivers, trails, and public lands.  Application deadline is May 23,...

Please download the current version of Internet Explorer. IE 6 is no longer supported.