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CONSERVING CAROLINA

We are Conserving Carolina, formed by the consolidation of two sister organizations, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. Our organizations, each with deep roots and strong histories of conserving our lands and natural resources, have united to increase conservation efforts in our area. Combining our expertise, talents and resources under a consolidated banner, we can do more for you! 

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy, each with deep roots and strong histories of preserving lands, joined together to build a larger community of advocates to further our common missions to protect and conserve natural resources in our burgeoning region for generations to come.

Founded in 1994 as Natural Heritage Trust of Henderson County, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy protected more than 32,000 acres of land in Henderson, Transylvania, Rutherford, Buncombe, Jackson and Polk counties. Pacolet Area Conservancy, founded in 1989, protected more than 10,000 acres of valuable natural resources in Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties, as well as Spartanburg and Greenville counties in South Carolina.

With this expansive geographic region, our combined expertise, talents and resources 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.

We are Conserving Carolina … for nature, for people, forever. Are you?   Join Us, Hiking Challenges, Calendar

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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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