Posts by Blue Ridge Forever

NC Land Conservancies Work to Create New Trails

NC Land Conservancies Work to Create New Trails

The new Brushy Face Trail was constructed completely by hand with the help of volunteers. (Highland Cashiers Land Trust)  ...

10 Conservation Heroes Honored for Their Work

10 Conservation Heroes Honored for Their Work

  Renee Leech accepts Federal Government Partner of the Year award on behalf of Natural Resources Conservation Service; left to...

Land Conservancies Uncovering NC History, Literally

Land Conservancies Uncovering NC History, Literally

The Mainspring Conservation Trust is working with private land owners and members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee to preserve...

Land Conservancies: Preserving the Priceless

Land Conservancies: Preserving the Priceless

Land conservancies provide a fundamental service to their local communities, and work to ensure that future generations enjoy the same...

AmeriCorps on Chopping Block in Trump Budget

AmeriCorps on Chopping Block in Trump Budget

Nina Quaratella serves with the NC Coastal Federation as the Coastal Community Engagement Specialist. (Conservation Trust for North Carolina) RALEIGH,...

Blue Ridge Forever seeks Land Trust Legal Associate

Blue Ridge Forever seeks Land Trust Legal Associate

We’re hiring! Thanks to the Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Max M. Internship Program, Blue Ridge Forever is seeking a...

Federal dollars fuel WNC farmland conservation: $8 million allocation is region’s largest ever

Federal dollars fuel WNC farmland conservation: $8 million allocation is region’s largest ever

Land conservation groups across the region found something to celebrate this month when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an...

USDA allocates $8M to protect farmland, watersheds in WNC

USDA allocates $8M to protect farmland, watersheds in WNC

A protected farm in Fairview, NC ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — As land across Western North Carolina continues to climb in value,...

Record $16 million to save WNC farms, streams

Record $16 million to save WNC farms, streams

The Carender farm near Banner Elk is protected with a conservation easement. ASHEVILLE – It’s funny how the best farmland...

Local land trusts secure unprecedented $8 million for farmland preservation in Western North Carolina

Local land trusts secure unprecedented $8 million for farmland preservation in Western North Carolina

The Church Property in Valle Crucis is protected by Blue Ridge Conservancy through an agricultural conservation easement.  RCPP will provide...