Key Property Conserved on Blue Ridge Parkway

Key Property Conserved on Blue Ridge Parkway

CTNC issued a news release on January 22 announcing its recent purchase of a 10-acre property in Jackson County that adjoins both the Blue Ridge Parkway and a recently opened segment of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Hikers can access this section of trail from Waterrock Knob or directly off the Parkway near Woodfin Cascades Overlook. The […]

Max Mukelabai Diversity Internships Accepting Applications

Max Mukelabai Diversity Internships Accepting Applications

The Max Mukelabai Diversity Internship Program is now accepting applications for summer 2015 (view open positions here). This is an innovative internship program for minority undergraduate and graduate college students. Through this program, the Conservation Trust, local land trusts and other partners connect promising students to careers in conservation through full-time, 10-week, paid internships. Our […]

NC Youth Conservation Corps Now Accepting Applications

NC Youth Conservation Corps Now Accepting Applications

Join the NC Youth Conservation Corps for Summer 2015 Work together. Learn something new every day. Learn backcountry outdoor skills. Meet challenges. Practice leadership. Earn internship credit. Get paid for your work. Build and repair trails. Construct boardwalk bridges across wetlands. Remove invasive species. Restore wildlife habitat. Create natural playgrounds for young children. Preserve cultural […]

Congress Approves Enhanced Conservation Tax Incentives for 2014

Congress Approves Enhanced Conservation Tax Incentives for 2014

As its final act before adjourning for the holidays, the U.S. Senate voted late on December 16 to extend dozens of expired tax incentives through the end of 2014. This includes the enhanced income tax deductions for landowners who donate conservation easements. The president is expected to sign the bill into law. The land conservation […]

U.S. House Comes Up Short on Conservation Incentives

U.S. House Comes Up Short on Conservation Incentives

On December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives came up just short of enough votes to pass a bill that would have accelerated the pace of land conservation across the country. HR 5806, the “Supporting America’s Charities Act,” fell just 9 votes shy of the 2/3 majority it needed according to the special rules under […]