Blue Ridge Conservancy
Mission: To protect the natural resources of northwestern North Carolina by conserving land with significant agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational or scenic value.

Formerly the  Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust the Blue Ridge Conservancy is concerned about the landscape that you experience every day - the pasture that you can see from your kitchen window, the wooded area that you pass through on your way to work, the neighbor's old house and barn that blend into the agricultural landscape. Most of our projects do not set aside land in "preserves", rather in land that will remain a part of the working landscape.

Since our beginning in late 1997 as the Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust has made significant progress in land protection. Working quietly with individual landowners, BRRLT has protected through conservation easements and purchase 3118 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.


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Contact Blue Ridge Conservancy

Walter Clark
166 Furman Road
P.O. Box 568
Boone, North Carolina  28607
Phone: 828-264-2511


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • North Carolina

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