Conservation Properties for Sale

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.

Cleveland County

Brecht Farm

Brecht Farm

Brecht Farm

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 (, 919-828-4199 x16).

McDowell County

Boles Conservation Property

Boles Conservation Property

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

Guilford County

Autumn Creek Property

Piedmont Land Conservancy (“PLC”) is planning to sell a 157 acre property in Guilford County known as Autumn Creek.  This property is 157 acres in north Guilford County along the south bank of the Haw River.  The property is accessed off of Lake Brandt Road via Autumn Hills Drive.  A gravel driveway with culvert has been installed to provide access across an unnamed tributary into the property.  The property contains an approximately 3 acre pond.  The perimeter of the property contains approximately 75 acres of mixed hardwood forest while the interior is approximately 75 acres of early successional habitat that was farmed in previous years.  There are at least three old tobacco barns across the property.  A survey was completed by Triad Land Surveying on May 23, 2013. The deed to PLC can be found in the Guilford County Registry at Deed Book 7182, Page 2721.  An environmental assessment was completed on the property by Blue Ridge Geological Services in September of 2010.  

PLC will accept bids for the sale of Autumn Creek until Friday, May 30th at 5:00 pm.  Following the May 30th deadline, PLC’s Land Disposition Committee will review the bids and make a recommendation to the PLC Board of Directors in June. Please direct any questions to Kevin Redding, (office) 336-691-0088, (cell) 336-337-1831, or (email)