Conserving Carolina is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) land trust serving Polk County and surrounding areas in North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.
Conserving Carolina has helped protect more than 8,700 acres since its inception in 1989. The organization focuses on wholeness of conservation by protecting all aspects of conservation value lands such as forests, farms, green-space, mountains, and waterways. Conserving Carolina has helped preserve many endangered species areas, and has placed special emphasis on watershed protection.
Conserving Carolina is a member of the national Land Trust Alliance and the North Carolina Land Trust Council. It is also a partner in the 50,000 acre-initiative of Blue Ridge Forever, a western North Carolina land trust conservation collaboration.