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Conservation Value and Benefits for Local Farms

May 25, 2021

Our 2020 Annual Report and 2021 Spring Newsletter are here!

The Conservancy and Thread Trail are excited to bring you our newest newsletter, including our 2020 Annual Report. Check out the whole issue below! Photo by […]
March 22, 2021
Photo: The Fork by Debbie Russell

The ideal time to fund conservation is now

While 2020 saw many closures and restrictions due to the pandemic, one thing wasn’t restricted by COVID-19: the North Carolina outdoors. We saw a record-number of […]
January 15, 2021

What does the future hold for development, trails in Charlotte?

It’s no secret to folks who live in the greater Charlotte region – we’re growing and developing faster than many people could have imagined. That means […]
January 12, 2021

Five Triumphs in a Tough Year

Last year brought a lot of challenges to the Conservancy and Thread Trail. As we look back on this unprecedented year that was 2020, it’s incredible […]
November 3, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects two new properties

Lincolnton, N.C. – A local dairy farm and creamery is now protected from development in perpetuity by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The project was funded in […]
May 13, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects 60 acres in Mountain Island Lake watershed

Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has conserved 60 acres of land adjacent to the Gar Creek Nature Preserve in Mecklenburg County. The official name of […]
February 10, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects 27 acres on historic Bradford Farm

Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy recently worked with Grier and Kim Bradford to protect 26.58 acres of their historic family farm in Huntersville through a […]
June 4, 2019

Acres to Roam: The Killian Family Farm

Kay Killian’s familial connection to the land on the west side of Mountain Island Lake is a strong one that can be traced to colonial America’s […]
January 2, 2019

2018: A Year of Wins for Conservation and Trails

Take a look back on all of the work that was been done in 2018 to conserve land in our region, protect our quality of life […]
November 5, 2018

Conservation Easement Secured for 339 Acres in Union County to Offset Harm from Monroe Bypass

MARSHVILLE, NC-  The Yadkin Riverkeeper, a nonprofit conservation group represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, in partnership with Catawba Lands Conservancy, today announced the purchase […]
March 21, 2018

The Story of Redlair

Haywood Rankin’s Gastonia homeplace has a past — and, thanks to him, a bright future. By Page Leggett Haywood Rankin’s life is inextricably linked to the Gaston […]
January 1, 2018

5 Wins for Conservation and Trails in 2017

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, 2017 has been a tremendously successful year, from 429 acres of land protected to the 5 new Thread Trail segments […]
March 2, 2017

Picnic with Us April 28 in Freedom Park

Fresh air. Fabulous local food. Bluegrass music. An evening to remember in Freedom Park! Join us on Friday, April 28, for the inaugural Pop-Up Picnic at […]
January 4, 2017

5 Conservation and Trail Wins You Made Possible

Looking back on 2016 – Catawba Lands Conservancy’s 25th anniversary year – I’m incredibly proud of what we accomplished with your support! We opened 8 segments […]
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 […]
May 18, 2015

70-Acre Lincoln County Family Farm Protected

  Lincoln County Family Farm Permanently Protected by Catawba Lands Conservancy Iron Station Farmers Donates 70 Acres for Conservation Charlotte, N.C. – A 70-acre family farm […]
January 29, 2014

2014 Farm Bill Passes House

Breaking News: 2014 Farm Bill Passes House on January 29, 2014 The House voted by a solid majority to approve the Farm Bill conference report by […]
October 2, 2013

Brian Rollins: Big Sky Equals Big Dreams For This Local Farmer and CLC Landowner

Food from the Rollins’ farm in Lincoln County will be featured as a part of  the Taste for the Land event on Oct. 24. Growing big carrots […]
August 29, 2013

How Piedmont Natural Gas Helped Protect a Local Treasure

When big companies work closely with residents to do good in the community, they usually use every available resource to let the public know about it. […]
September 28, 2012

Attend FarmFest12 at Redlair on Oct. 6

The Mount Holly Farmers Market is holding its fourth annual fundraising event, FarmFest12. Featuring local foods and chefs, popular area bands, games and nature hikes, this year’s […]
August 16, 2012

Frank Howey Conserved His 118-Farm in Union County in 2011

August 7, 2012

Adviser (Frank Bragg) Finds Niche Conserving Land, Trimming Taxes

By Daisy Maxey NEW YORK–After suburban sprawl surrounded financial adviser Frank Bragg’s 28-acre family farm south of Charlotte, he moved north to a 312-acre farm and […]
April 6, 2012

We protect clean water, wildlife habitat, local farms and connections to nature

April 1, 2012

16 CLC conserved farms are also Natural Heritage Sites, which enhances their conservation value

April 1, 2012

We currently protect 44 local farms, helping to grow our regional and rural economy

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

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

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