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February 29, 2016

Buffalo Creek Prescribed Burn Will Restore Rare Piedmont Savanna

Prescribed Burn Conducted Monday as Part of Piedmont Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration CLC and the NCFS worked closely to conduct a safe burn that will help […]
January 8, 2016

34 Acres Conserved in Stanly County along Rocky River

New acquisition protects water quality, wildlife habitat and will provide public access for paddling Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has permanently protected 34 acres of forest […]
December 23, 2015

8 Big Wins for Conservation and Trails in 2015

This was a year of wins for both conservation and trails! In 2015, CLC passed the 15,000-acre mark in terms of local lands protected, and as […]
December 21, 2015
Photo: Hagans Forest by Nancy Pierce

Show Your Love for Nature! Wallpapers for Your Phone and Desktop

    Display your LOVE for nature! Use these images of the places you’ve helped us protect to display your love for our local lands and […]
December 21, 2015
Photo: McCoy Farm by Debbie Warren

Victory: Congress Votes to Make Permanent the Tax Incentive for Conservation Easement Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2015 Federal Conservation Legislation Congress Passed Will Benefit Local Land Protection Efforts CHARLOTTE, NC (Dec. 21, 2015) – Catawba Lands Conservancy is […]
May 29, 2015

Two Times the Celebration! June 6 is National Land Trust Day and National Trails Day

National Land Trust Day Join us in celebrating the positive impact of land conservation on National Land Trust Day! Learn more about land trusts by watching […]
April 28, 2015

Member Event: Catawba Corps and Trailheads Paddle June 13

Rocky River Blueway Saturday, June 13, 9-11:30 a.m. 9111 Mount Pleasant Road South Midland, N.C. Members of Catawba Corps and Trailheads at the Trailblazer level, the membership […]
April 28, 2015

Special Event: National Trails Day Hike and Cleanup June 6

South Fork Trail Saturday, June 6 | 9-10:45 a.m. 119 Willow Drive McAdenville, NC 28101 FREE; Space is limited – advance registration required Celebrate National Trails […]
February 5, 2015

CLC Named Beneficiary of Feb. 19 Southern Spring Show Preview Celebration

Feb. 19 event “Gardens & Green Space” brings together unprecedented corporate support for local land conservation CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is pleased to […]
June 2, 2014

Build a New Trail July 19

Trail Work Day Saturday, July 19, 8:30 a.m. 1601 Forney Creek Parkway Denver, N.C. 28037 Come out to help start a new section of Carolina Thread […]
January 13, 2014

Rowan County Communities Start the Planning Process for The Thread

Rowan County Communities’ Carolina Thread Trail Planning Process Kicks Off with Public Open House Sessions and Online Survey The Rowan County Communities Carolina Thread Trail Steering […]
November 25, 2013

Ask Representatives to Save the Expiring Federal Tax Incentive

The federal enhanced tax incentive for conservation easement donations has helped conserve one million acres per year since its passage in 2006 and it is expiring […]
October 14, 2013

Two Acres to 20: Dwarf-flowered Heartleaf is Flourishing

In 2006 when biologists assessed the land on which the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Airport now operates, they were surprised to find a viable population of Hexastylis naniflora […]
October 7, 2013

CLC Landowner Kay Killian Receives Blue Fin Award

The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission presented its 2013 Blue Fin Award to CLC Landowner Kay Killian for preserving more than 500 acres in Gaston and […]
September 16, 2013

North Carolina Wildlife Federation starts new Charlotte Chapter

CROWN is a new chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation in Charlotte. Learn more on Sept. 19 about this new chapter and how to invite […]
August 16, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Suspension Bridge Build

Help the Carolina Thread Trail Complete the Trail at the Buffalo Creek Preserve! In June, The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) opened a 2-mile trail at […]
June 27, 2013

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May 14, 2013

Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board Awards $130,000 to Communities, CLC

The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board recently awarded two implementation grants, totaling $130,000, for community projects along the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread). Implementation grants provide […]
May 7, 2013

July 27 Hike

May 7, 2013

May 25 – South Fork Rail Trail Hike

March 6, 2013

CLC Announces Another $50,000 Corporate Challenge Grant from Duke Energy

Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is pleased to announce that Duke Energy will issue another $50,000 corporate challenge grant to help facilitate donations from other local businesses and companies […]
October 9, 2012

Prescribed Burn Conducted Safely and Successfully

The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) and Catawba Lands Conservancy conducted a safe and successful prescribed burn on Sept 28, 2012, at the Buffalo Creek Preserve […]
August 13, 2012

Become a Sponsor for “Taste for the Land”

Catawba Corps, a new affiliate membership group that supports Catawba Lands Conservancy, is seeking sponsorships for its upcoming fundraising event, “Taste for the Land.” “Taste for the Land” will […]
July 31, 2012

Catawba Corps Event Test

July 19, 2012

Trexler Property

County: Gaston Acres: 6.26 Conservation Value: Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat Date Conserved: February 2004   The 6-acre Trexler Property is comprised of upland and alluvial […]
July 5, 2012

River Oaks Plantation

County: Lincoln Acres: 252 Conservation Value: Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat Date Conserved: July 2001 With wildlife and rural scenic vistas abundant throughout the 252-acre River […]
July 5, 2012

Ridge Road Preserve

County: Mecklenburg Acres: 40.67 Conservation Value: Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat  Date Conserved: January 1999 Ridge Road Preserve supports one of Mecklenburg County’s most significant Natural […]
June 1, 2012

Thanks Corporate Partners and Landowners

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been making visits to the offices, properties and homes of some of our 2011 corporate partners and landowners to thank […]
May 31, 2012

Acres of the Federally Threatened Dwarf-flower Heartleaf Found on a CLC Preserve

Federally Threatened Dwarf-flower Heartleaf Earlier this month, CLC GIS Director Sean Bloom and James Padgette from the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program discovered a 19-acre population […]
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 […]
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