Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

Announcing a new champion for expanding the protection of our region's precious natural resources and quality of life.

After a thoughtful and well considered process, the board of directors and staff of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) in Henderson, Transylvania and parts of neighboring counties in North Carolina, and the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) in Polk County, North Carolina, and the Landrum area of South Carolina, are excited to announce a consolidation of our two organizations.

As sister organizations—each with deep roots and strong histories of conserving and preserving lands in the areas we serve—we are uniting to create a new organization that will increase conservation efforts in our area. We believe a united organization will help us build a larger community of advocates for our common missions of protecting and conserving natural resources in our burgeoning region for generations to come.

With a broader geographic reach encompassing lands from upstate South Carolina to the foothills and mountains of westem North Carolina, our combined expertise, talents and resources will strengthen our ability to raise awareness of the crucial importance of protecting our shared land and water resources and foster appreciation of our unique natural heritage. As a result of banding together, we will be able to protect more land.

The new organization will have offices in Columbus and Hendersonville, North Carolina, with current staff remaining in place under the direction of a new consolidated board of directors and Executive Director Kieran Roe.

Upon completion of the branding process for the newly created organization later this summer, the name and logo of the region's new champion for saving the places we all love will be announced.

We appreciate your support as our organizations move through this creative and exciting process.

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