Our Mission

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

What’s New at CMLC?

  A panel of environmental experts will present information the Party Rock Fire’s Impact on the Natural Communities of the Hickory Nut Gorge on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Lake Lure Municipal Building. Experts include Clint Calhoun with the Town of Lake Lure, Wesley...
Little White Oak Mountain: Collaborative Conservation Venture The scenic ridgeline and south facing slopes of Little White Oak Mountain, slated as the site for an 800-unit residential development north of the Town of Columbus known as the Foster Creek Preserve in the mid-2000s, will now be permanently protected thanks...
FREE SEED SWAP Sponsored by Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Every year around this time, anticipation of spring begins with the laying out of garden beds, checking the planting calendar, eyeing the Farmer’s Almanac… and the appearance of seed catalogs to browse and daydream of warmer times. With all...
CMLC’s Bearwallow Mountain Trail is CLOSED temporarily, effective Monday, February 6th, 2017, to protect it from damage during the freeze/thaw cycle following significant ice accumulation and subsequent wet and delicate soil conditions. Recent warm weather has led to a significant thaw event that has left the...
    Position Title: Finance Coordinator   Reports To: Finance Director   Position Summary: The Finance Coordinator is responsible for accurately recording and maintaining financial records and transactions of the organization.   Key...
When Chris “Shrimper” Khare saw orange and red flickering smoke, he knew it was time to evacuate. The reflecting flames signaled that the Party Rock fire, about a quarter mile away, was getting too close for comfort. Khare and his crew of six were camping on the slopes of Weed Patch Mountain, a summit just...

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