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?

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) Saturday, November 24, for a presentation from John Myers, local Hickory Nut Gorge Eco-Community and Laughing Waters Retreat Center owner. John is passionate about sustainability throughout the areas and will talk about his efforts to improve the environment of WNC with solar...
Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy for a weekday hike up CMLC-conserved Bearwallow Mountain on Tuesday, November 11th. We'll hike to the summit, rest for a snack and picture taking, then head back down the mountain. At 4,232 ft. above sea level, Bearwallow Mountain stands as the highest peak in the widely-visible...
Click the White Squirrel patch for more information on CMLC's new Hiking Challenge 3!
Meet new people and connect with the community while increasing CMLC's public visibility when you sign up to volunteer with our new Outreach Corps! We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to represent CMLC at tabling events, fairs, and other happenings in the community. Volunteers will transport and set up posters and...
Alexanders Ford, a naturally and culturally significant property in Polk County, was forever protected by a CMLC conservation easement in 2011. It was purchased by Polk County and opened to the public as the Bradley Nature Preserve at Alexander's Ford, a park for visitors to enjoy its biological treasures and...

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