North Carolina’s local land trusts preserve land and waterways to safeguard our way of life. We work with landowners to ensure critical lands are protected for clean drinking water, recreation, tourism, healthy forests, and working farms that produce fresh, local foods. Land trusts range from small groups run by dedicated volunteers to large and complex organizations. These groups reflect the communities they serve – protecting a single river or town, building urban trails, or saving thousands of acres to create a new park. North Carolina’s land trusts share a passion for protecting our state’s unique natural heritage. Browse the 2018 Directory to learn more about your local land trust.

    North Carolina’s Land Trusts

  1. Black Family Land Trust
  2. Blue Ridge Conservancy
  3. Catawba Lands Conservancy
  4. Conservation Trust for North Carolina
  5. Conserving Carolina
  6. Davidson Lands Conservancy
  7. Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
  8. Eno River Association
  9. Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
  10. Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
  11. LandTrust for Central North Carolina
  12. Lumber River Conservancy
  13. Mainspring Conservation Trust
  14. New River Conservancy
  15. North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
  16. Northeast New Hanover Conservancy
  17. Piedmont Land Conservancy
  18. Sandhills Area Land Trust
  19. Smith Island Land Trust
  20. Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
  21. Tar River Land Conservancy
  22. Triangle Greenways Council
  23. Triangle Land Conservancy

Other land trusts operating in North Carolina but not listed in this report.

Counties Served