About Us

Blue Ridge Forever is a collective campaign led by local land trusts and national conservation organizations to engage the public and raise financial resources to safeguard land and water in the Southern Blue Ridge for present and future generations.

Local Land Trust Partners

National Advisors

Blue Ridge Conservancy Foothills Conservancy of NC Conservation Trust for NC Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Mainspring Conservation Trust New River Conservancy Pacolet Area ConservancyP Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy River Link Image Map

The Nature Conservancy The Trust for Public Land The Conservation Fund Image Map
Our partnering Land Conservancies in Western North Carolina are:
  • Implementing a collective vision to achieve protection on a region-wide landscape scale that respects natural ecosystems.
  • Gaining from each other’s knowledge and experience  – keeping the local connections of smaller land trusts,  yet gaining national attention to our collective efforts.
  • Pooling our resources to protect shared priority areas, particularly watersheds, river corridors, farms and lands adjacent to already preserved areas.
Our region-wide Conservation Vision guides us in connecting protected lands on a landscape scale with attention to places containing important wildlife habitat, water quality, scenic value and cultural, economic, and agricultural significance.


To achieve our goals, we will need to raise substantial amounts of private capital to leverage public funds, and donated land values. One dollar may leverage as much as eleven dollars for land protection.


Find out how you can Get Involved.