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?

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina’s 24 local land trusts bestowed their annual awards on deserving winners during a lunch celebration at the land trusts’ annual meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville on May 15th. The NC Land Trust awards are given annually to businesses, nonprofits...
CMLC needs your help cleaning up trash on the top of Bearwallow Mountain, home of one of our most well-known and stunningly-beautiful conservation easements. This beautiful vista is littered with remains of illegal trash disposal and vandalism around the firetower. Join us in removing the trash, to help protect the fragile...
Why Use Goats? Using livestock to control non-native invasive plants is an ecologically friendly technique. Using no machinery, and little to no herbicide, animals can browse a variety of vegetation, including woody plants, to control and rid that site of non-native invasive plants. Goats in particular are excellent...
Get your hands dirty with CMLC, Carolina Mountain Club, and REI Asheville on National Trails Day, Saturday June 6th. Help build the new extension of the Little Bearwallow trail in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge.   Spend a fun day in the woods while being part of constructing one of the region's newest...
Mills River Watershed - The River Connects us Learn more about the Mills River Watershed, and the work that the nonprofit, Mills River Partnership, is doing to collaborate with organizations and individuals to improve the water quality in the Mills River. Video from Youtube.com
A look at the habitat and species of the Hickory Nut Gorge in North Carolina. By Sean Keuroghlian-Eaton and Evan Lamb, students in a Warren Wilson College documentary class. Video from Vimeo.com