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?

Join CMLC on Thursday, February 26th for a presentation from Kieran Roe, Executive Director of CMLC; Michael Cheek, Assistant Regional Forester of Region 3 for the NC Forest Service; Bill Holman, NC State Director of The Conservation Fund; and Justin Boner, Director of NC Real Estate of The...
Green River Preserve (GRP) is CMLC's largest conservation easement and one of the largest in all of western NC. It contains a plethora of natural treasures and abundance of unspoiled mountain slopes making it one of the biggest and most biologically-diverse private wildlife preserves in western North...
  In this issue: New French Broad River Access for Paddlers and Anglers in Near Future; 20th Anniversary Conservation Celebration Thank You; New CMLC Staff and AmeriCorps Project Conserve Members; Calendar of Events.
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...
Click here to view photos from the 2014 CMLC Conservation Celebration!
Click the White Squirrel patch for more information on CMLC's new Hiking Challenge 3!