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?

In this issue: CMLC Protects a Record 4,000 Acres in 2013; Sensational but Bittersweet by CMLC Executive Director Kieran Roe; New Lands Protected in Upper Hickory Nut Gorge, French Broad River Watershed; 2,400 More Acres Acquired at East Fork/Headwaters State Forest; Summits of Long John, Long...
CMLC is seeking applicants for a full-time Donor Relations Manager and a part-time Administrative Coordinator. Full job descriptions and application details are available at the links below. Administrative Coordinator Donor Relations Manager  
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...
CMLC has a legal and fiduciary obligation to uphold the terms of the conservation easements we accept and to defend the conservation values that our easements were created to protect. On rare occasions defense of a conservation easement may require litigation in the court system. CMLC is currently engaged in litigation to...
This hike currently has a waitlist. Hikers registering for the waitlist (below) will receive an update on their status a week prior to the hike. Join the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) for a sneak peek of the first phase of the new Little Bearwallow Trail segment...
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... <