Hike, bike, paddle and play on this regional network of trails spanning 15 counties in North and South Carolina.
Saving Land and Connecting Lives to Nature
Our work protects wildlife and plant species in partnership with the NC Wildlife Federation, provides cleaner air and advances education and scientific understanding.
Photo: Whitehall by Debbie Warren
The impact of our conservation work includes filtration of pollutants and sediment, prevents flooding and erosion, and provides clean streams, lakes and drinking water for your family and our fragile ecosystem.
Photo: South Fork Rail Trail by Debbie Warren
Creating conservation easements on local farms sustains our rural economies and working farms, reduces environmental and transport costs, and allows our local chefs to provide farm-to-table eating where we know exactly where our food is coming from.
Photo: Buffalo Creek Preserve by Nancy Pierce
Connection to Nature
We strive to connect people with the natural world through nearly 15,000 acres of protected land and hundreds of miles of the Carolina Thread Trail through our surrounding 15-county region. It advances urban conservation and instills the value of nature in future generations.
Photo: Rocky River Volunteers by Nancy Pierce
Our Latest News
Celebrate Earth Day beautifully & thoughtfully with a visit to an interactive art exhibit. Wil Bosbyshell manages to make the vast climate challenges we face personal […]
Gaston County, N.C. – Outdoor enthusiasts will soon have an iconic hiking destination to complement Crowders Mountain, thanks to a trail easement agreement between Catawba Lands […]
We are entering prescribed burn season for our area, which runs from February to April. We hope to conduct five burns on conserved land in 2024. […]