Protecting habitat (land, water and air) is as important as protecting the animals that live in that habitat. Without one, you can’t have the other.
So when we had a chance to partner with one of our local land preservation/conservation groups, we jumped at the chance. Conserving Carolina protects habitats and wildlife species through land acquisitions and conservation easements.
With over 45,000 acres protected, mostly in Western North Carolina, they have created hiking trails and protected forests throughout the region. We also love their support of Americorps. A great national program for young adults to make a difference in habitat management and gain experience at the same time.
Our partnerships with Conserving Carolina include:
- Funding & establishing 3 pollinator gardens with an emphasis on monarch butterflies
- Funding part of the purchase price of a land tract with 2 large large ponds used by migratory birds
- Helping install hellbender nest boxes in a Conserving Carolina protected stream
- Helping secure funding for a bog with one of only ten known populations (in the world) of sweet mountain pitcher plants
- Planting native plants from their in-house nursery to improve habitat on our property
EASY ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
- Learn more about Conserving Carolina on their website.
- Become a member or sign up for their newsletter.
- Make a donation.
- Volunteer. They need help clearing invasive plants from conserved property. It is lots of hard work, but really rewarding. You can also help build trails and all sorts of other outdoor activities.
- Go on a hike with them and enjoy the outdoors. A great way to meet cool people.
- Tell your friends about them.
- Attend one of their Speaker Series. We have learned about wolves and how to grow moss by attending their free workshops.