Posts by Blue Ridge Forever

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...

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Natural Way of Learning: Land Trusts Create Outdoor Classrooms

  Children in Macon County are learning through outdoor education in the Kids in Nature program by the Highland-Cashiers Land...

RiverLink river access point at Pearson Bridge in Asheville. Courtesy: Pearson/RiverLink

NC Water Recreation Keeps State Economy Afloat

North Carolina land trusts and other groups work to keep waterways clear of trash and debris, encouraging recreational use. Read...

Ridgefield Farm, home to Brasstown Beef. Courtesy: Mainspring Conservation Trust

Land Trusts: Sustaining the Farms that Feed NC

Mainspring Conservation Trust works to protect farm land, home of Brasstown Beef. Read more.

Photo Courtesy of Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

WNC Land Trusts Protect More than 30K Acres

March 2016-Asheville Citizen Times Blue Ridge Forever and their ten coalition partners have spent the past five years working on 280...

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NC Land Conservation Offers Protection From Another “Flint”

Land trusts in Western North Carolina help protect 53 billion gallons of clean water each year, impacting people from the...

A'ville Reservoir (used in spring appeal)

Vistas of NC: Who Owns the View?

North Carolina land trusts work to protect the blue ridge views that are so treasured by the public through land conservation....