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Conservation Value and Benefits for Wildlife Habitat

April 1, 2020

Wondering in the woods

Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Program Coordinator reflects on how his relationship to the outdoors has changed throughout his life, and how he shares his sense of wonder […]
January 2, 2020

Flying squirrels spotted at Eastover Ridge Preserve

Recently, students from Queens University have been conducting research on our Eastover Ridge Preserve. Some of the students were working to discover if and how owls […]
November 6, 2019

Elusive Bog Turtles Located on Protected Land 

In October, a biologist from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, volunteers with Project Bog Turtle and Catawba Lands Conservancy staff had the great pleasure to find […]
August 8, 2019

Stewardship is Forever

Closing on a piece of land CLC vows to protect in perpetuity is just the beginning. by Page Leggett (printed in Annual Report 2016) Stewardship resembles […]
May 20, 2019

Conservancy Brings Native Blooms Back to Preserved Land

In the shadow of Spencer Mountain northwest of McAden­ville lies Spencer Mountain Conservation Area, among the largest of Catawba Lands Conservancy’s preserved sites at 1,210 acres. […]
May 13, 2019

Stroupe Forest Preserve Protects 62 Acres in Gaston County

In the small community of Alexis located between Stanley and High Shoals in Gaston County lies 62.6 acres of property that has been in Stephen Stroupe’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 […]
July 12, 2018

Catawba Lands Conservancy and U.S. National Whitewater Center Partner to Protect 193 Acres in Northwest Charlotte

Conservation project a win for water quality and local trails  Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) and the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) have partnered […]
April 19, 2018

Catawba Lands Conservancy to Protect More of a Region’s Rare Habitat

by Sean Bloom, Catawba Lands Conservancy’s GIS Director and Biologist This spring, in a small pocket of Gaston County, slime-covered creatures will emerge from the muck […]
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 […]
December 29, 2017

Rare Flowers of the Piedmont Savanna

Along roadsides and utility lines survive the relics of a largely forgotten habitat – the Piedmont savanna and prairie. Historical documents dating back to the 1540s […]
July 27, 2017

City of Charlotte Collaboration Protects 131 Acres of Land

3 new conservation projects part of innovative collaboration to preserve tree canopy In July, we worked with the City of Charlotte’s Tree Canopy Preservation Program (TCPP) […]
June 5, 2017

24 Acres Preserved in Mecklenburg County Expands Catawba Wildflower Glen

We worked with the City of Charlotte and landowners Tracy and Chris Smawley to permanently protect 24 acres of forestland that will expand CLC’s first protected property […]
January 12, 2017

A Little Rainfall Goes a Long Way

Catawba Springs Preserve, a 136-acre preserve that is a part of the Forney Creek Conservation Area in Lincoln County, safeguards both water quality and wildlife habitat. Two […]
January 11, 2017

Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter Available Online

Check out the online version of our Fall/Winter newsletter! The 25th anniversary edition features: CLC’s history and major milestones A look at our new logo and […]
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 […]
January 4, 2017

Union County Conserved Land Protects Water Quality, Imperiled Species

CLC and James Family conserve 31 acres along Waxhaw Creek Charlotte, N.C. – In the last week of December, Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) worked with landowners […]
June 20, 2016

68 Acres Saved in Mecklenburg and Lincoln Counties

Charlotte conserved land part of tree canopy initiative Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) has permanently protected 46 acres along Gum Branch Creek, a tributary […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 23, 2015

Planting Milkweed for Monarchs

CLC aims to help the regal butterfly bounce back from severe decline The monarch butterfly is in trouble. And that means our ecosystem is in trouble. […]
October 19, 2015
Photo: Buffalo Creek Preserve by Nancy Pierce

Upcoming Prescribed Burn at Buffalo Creek Preserve

Prescribed Burn May Happen Today as Part of Piedmont Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration CLC will work closely with the NCFS to conduct a safe burn  The […]
September 29, 2015

Plant Milkweed at our Oct. 12 Volunteer Workday and Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 29. 2015 Plant Milkweed and Help Save Monarchs Oct. 12 at Buffalo Creek Preserve in Mt. Pleasant, NC Planting is part of […]
July 14, 2014

South Fork River Canoe and Kayak Launch Opens in McAdenville

R.Y. McAden Canoe and Kayak Launch 119 Willow Drive McAdenville, NC 28101 The Carolina Thread Trail opened a newly constructed canoe and kayak launch on the […]
January 30, 2014

CLC’s Record Year for Conservation: 1,972 acres protected in 14 locations in 2013

Local Land Conservation Efforts Advance in 2013: Catawba Lands Conservancy concluded 2013 with a record number of protected acres: 1,972! The 14 conservation projects will benefit […]
November 25, 2013

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail Opens Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.!

New Thread Trail Segment Coming to Gaston County at Seven Oaks Preserve (Near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden) Taking a long peaceful walk or jog along […]
November 21, 2013

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council Trail Is Now Open

Catawba Lands Conservancy, Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) and Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Girl Scouts) cut the ribbon Nov. 9 on a new 2.2-mile trail […]
November 14, 2013

The Fork in Stanly County is Now Conserved by CLC

The Fork Farm and Stables (The Fork), a 1,406 acre regional outdoor recreation, working farm and event facility in Stanly County, will now be conserved forever […]
November 1, 2013

New Trail Opens on CLC Property on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in Statesville

Catawba Lands Conservancy, Carolina Thread Trail and Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Girl Scouts) invite you to attend a ribbon cutting to open a new 2.2-mile […]
October 14, 2013

New Trail, Kayak Launch and Parking Lot Coming Soon to Viles Preserve

The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board recently awarded four implementation grants, totaling $268,069, for community projects along the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread). One of those […]
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