Conservation Buyers Network
Our conservation buyers network links conservation-minded buyers with properties on the market that are under a lasting conservation agreement or will be placed under such an agreement at the time of sale.
This program enables community members who share our goal of protecting North Carolina’s natural and rural landscapes to participate in, and directly benefit from, land conservation. This program informs potential buyers of ecologically valuable properties for sale and provides the appropriate contact information.
If you are interested in a specific property listed here, please use the contact information in the listing to get more information. If you’d like to be contacted about future listings, please download and fill out a Conservation buyer questionnaire.
The 38.1-acre property (PIN 61109) lies just north of Shelby near Waco. This tract is unimproved field and forestland on the east side of NC Highway 150 (Cherryville Road) between Fielding Road (S.R. 1918) and Ridge Road (S.R. 1915). The property is fairly flat and contains 27.2 acres of mixed upland pine-hardwood and oak-hickory, and 10.9 acres of agricultural field currently leased to a local farmer. There are small creeks in the forested area. The property will be sold subject to a conservation easement that will limit the number of homes and require undisturbed buffers along the creeks.
Contact: Rusty Painter at Conservation Trust for North Carolina (firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-828-4199 x16).
Boles Conservation Property
This 33.6-acre forested tract has an elevation range of 1350 to 1750 ft. The property is ideal for a one-acre private home site nestled in the forest, where peacefulness and beauty of the Appalachian foothills abound. The sale is subject to a conservation easement held by Foothills Conservancy of NC, restricting uses and prohibiting subdivision. The tract is located on NC-80 near Lake Tahoma and adjoins U.S. Forest Service land. The Town of Marion and major highways (US70/US221) are conveniently located nearby, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is less than 10 miles away. To be priced pending placement of the easement.
Contact: Andrew Kota or Susie Hamrick Jones, Foothills Conservancy of NC at 828-437-9930