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By the Numbers:

236,222 acres saved
  • More than 111,565 acres have been protected in partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Over 4,225 acres have been protected though the Conservation Loans program.

Projects

Growing an Outdoor Generation

Growing an Outdoor Generation

People of color are still significantly underrepresented in environmental and natural-based careers and activities. Our Growing an Outdoor Generational...
Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center

Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center

Located in Duplin County, an economically- and environmentally-distressed rural area, Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center (DNA) provides year-round,...
Durham Turns a Railway into a Greenway

Durham Turns a Railway into a Greenway

Built in the 1890s as a rail spur to downtown tobacco facilities, the Durham Belt Line extends along the...
Community Food Sovereignty

Community Food Sovereignty

Conservation of our land and water resources is inextricably tied to food production and the health of people. If...
Black Mountains

Black Mountains

Throughout 2016, the North Carolina state park system will celebrate its centennial. The system began in 1916 with the...
Green Rural Redevelopment Organization

Green Rural Redevelopment Organization

Henry Crews and Ardis Crews are taking a smart approach to revitalizing blighted neighborhoods in their small town of...
Reclaiming the Coharie River

Reclaiming the Coharie River

The Coharie River has long served as the lifeblood of the Coharie tribal community and its ancestors. The river...
A Future for Good Hope Farm in Cary, North Carolina

A Future for Good Hope Farm in Cary, North Carolina

Good Hope Farm is an historic farmstead situated within a half mile of 3,500 residents of Cary, North Carolina....
Trees NC

Trees NC

When Trees NC founder Owen George relocated from California back to his hometown of Asheboro, North Carolina, he was troubled by...
Preserving the ‘Peace of Land’ in North Carolina’s Piedmont

Preserving the ‘Peace of Land’ in North Carolina’s Piedmont

Over 90 acres of the Crossnore School & Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was beautiful, urban farmland. Not...
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Appalachian Mountains unfold between Tennessee and North Carolina in rugged land that beckons with bird calls, breathtaking views...
Striving for Thriving: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Striving for Thriving: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Tucked among the rolling hills and waterfalls of Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and many other recreational destinations,...
Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Paddlers have a great new website for navigating the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail (SECT). This extensive trail allows for...
Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Rushing waterfalls and melodious birdcalls lift the deep quiet of Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains. In 2009, we...
Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

As the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina continues to grow, development threatens to cover valuable land in the Upper...
New River Initiative

New River Initiative

The New River connects communities in 21 rural counties across three states (North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) in southern...
Mapping the Future of Longleaf Pine

Mapping the Future of Longleaf Pine

Two hundred years ago, the “piney woods” of folk songs were a vast forest sweeping across 90 million acres...
Food and Farm Initiative

Food and Farm Initiative

Though the region is surrounded by large agricultural lands, half of North Carolina’s “food deserts” are located in the...
Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Clay County Community Revitalization Association

These days, when we talk about rural America, we hear a lot about the scarcity of opportunities and optimism....
Faith and Food

Faith and Food

In partnership with The Duke Endowment, Resourceful Communities provides rural churches with training to strengthen skills, small grants to...
Grandfather Mountain State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park

In 2009, Grandfather Mountain State Park officially became North Carolina’s newest state park. We helped to protect 2,456 acres...
Headwaters State Forest

Headwaters State Forest

Situated on the North and South Carolina border and connecting to more than more than 100,000 acres of existing...
Town Of Apex, North Carolina

Town Of Apex, North Carolina

When the North Carolina town of Apex reached out to The Conservation Fund for a loan to purchase land...
DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest

Nestled between the cities of Hendersonville and Brevard, the horseshoe-shaped DuPont State Forest covers 10,400 acres within the Blue Ridge Mountains....
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Averasboro We were able to help protect more than 80 acres of what was the Confederate line at the Battle of Averasboro,...
Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park

Deep in the heart of North Carolina, hikers disappear into another world—a world of waterfalls and rocky cliffs, sweeping...
Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes more than...
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Women are the fastest growing segment of farmers in the country, and in rural western North Carolina, women farmers...