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March 21, 2012

Promotes recreation and improved health

March 21, 2012

Connects people to nature and the outdoors

March 21, 2012

Provides clean streams, lakes, and drinking water

March 21, 2012

Prevents flooding and erosion

March 21, 2012

Filtration of pollutants and sediment

March 21, 2012

Reduces environmental and transport costs

March 21, 2012

Supports farming as a way of life

March 21, 2012

Sustains our rural economies and working farms

March 9, 2012

Watch Tom Okel on the Carolina Business Review

Just in case you missed it, Catawba Lands Conservancy Executive Director Tom Okel was on WTVI’s Carolina Business Review! Click here to view the show. Tom, along with […]
March 5, 2012

Who We Are

Let’s talk about who we are
February 23, 2012

Thank You Kudzu-Cutting Volunteers

A crew of eight Catawba Lands Conservancy volunteers and several volunteers and staff from the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden chopped and cut kudzu from a three-acre […]
February 22, 2012

Certified and accredited by the National Land Trust Accreditation Commission

February 22, 2012

Each donation of $500 protects approximately one acre of land; every $1 donated conserves $10 worth of land

February 22, 2012

We conserve a total of 3,537 acres of rural farmland

February 22, 2012

In the past five years, we conserved 13 local farms totaling 1,154 acres

February 21, 2012

Volunteer Workday Scheduled for The Thread

The Carolina Thread Trail will hold a volunteer workday on Sat., Feb. 25 (this Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to complete a 1/4 mile section […]
February 15, 2012

Volunteers Needed To Help With Kudzu Removal

A photo of a kudzu plant and vines. This invasive plant species is not native to North Carolina. Catawba Lands Conservancy’s (CLC) Land Stewardship Team is […]
February 8, 2012

Forum to Focus on Economics and Sustainability for Farming

Topics include farmland preservation, improved marketing efforts, economic growth and sustainable agriculture initiatives Three local land trusts, Catawba Lands Conservancy, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and […]
January 31, 2012

Hagans Forest: A Special Place With Rich Conservation Value

In 2011, a conservation easement for Hagans Forest was donated to Catawba Lands Conservancy. Hagans Forest is approximately 202 acres and located near Crowders Mountain State […]
January 31, 2012

Hagans Forest Has Rich Conservation Value

In 2011, a conservation easement for Hagans Forest was donated to Catawba Lands Conservancy. Hagans Forest is approximately 202 acres and located near Crowders Mountain State […]
January 31, 2012

Another Union County Farm is Conserved

A 118-acre soy, corn and wheat production farm in central Union County – conserved on Dec. 30, 2011, by Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) – will be […]
January 27, 2012

The Trail Ahead in 2012 for The Thread

Leadership and staff of The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) are excited about the work ahead in 2012! Thanks to the efforts of many community partners, an estimated 12 miles of […]
January 25, 2012

Sean Bloom To Join Statewide Conservation Alliance

Sean Bloom in a stand of more than 5,000 endangered Schweinitz’s Sunflowers. CLC’s very own GIS Director Sean Bloom has been invited to join the North Carolina Rare […]
January 25, 2012

“Run For The Money” is April 21

It’s time for runners from across the region to mark their calendars and start training for the Community Foundation of Gaston County’s annual “Run For The […]
January 25, 2012

The Howey Farm is Conserved in Union County

A 118-acre soy, corn and wheat production farm in central Union County – conserved on Dec. 30, 2011, by Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) – will be […]
January 21, 2012

PRESCRIBED BURN HELPS CREATE EARLY SUCCESSIONAL HABITAT

Across North Carolina, birds like the Grasshopper Sparrow and Northern Bobwhite are being impacted by loss of habitat, and as a result, sightings are not as […]
December 21, 2011

Carolina Thread Trail to hold Community Meetings in Belmont, Shelby

The City of Belmont is providing its residents and the public with an update on the planning process and presenting alignment recommendations for a new public […]
December 7, 2011

CLC and The Thread in the News: Listen or Watch

Listen to the WFAE interview. – Watch the News 14 interview. Tom Okel, executive director of the Catawba Lands Conservancy; Ann Browning, project director for the […]
November 30, 2011

Catawba Lands Conservancy: 20 Years of Land Conservation

Twenty years ago, Mary McDaniel fought to convince people to notice the beauty and significance of Mountain Island Lake. That effort has preserved drinking water for […]
November 21, 2011

Let’s vote for Jennifer Pharr Davis!

Vote for Jennifer Pharr Davis and help her become National Geographic Magazine’s “Adventurer of the Year.” You can click here to vote: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/vote/. Votes can be […]