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North Carolina

Places We Protect

Wood Duck

Find out where to see rare birds around the state in our new list of suggested birding places.

Our Work Around the State

The following are some of the best examples of conservation work. Preserves are categorized by region (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast) and then sub-region, where applicable. More information on places we protect.


Whole Systems

Longleaf Pine Whole System

Southern Appalachian Mountains

Southern Appalachian Mountains Region
Panthertown Valley
Plott Balsams Preserve
Stone Mountain State Park

New River Headwaters

New River Headwaters Region
Bluff Mountain Preserve
Three Top Mountain Game Land

Blue Ridge Escarpment Gorges

Blue Ridge Escarpment Region
Green River Game Land
Silver Run Preserve

Hickory Nut Gorge Region
Bat Cave Preserve
Rumbling Bald Preserve

Greater Roan Highlands

Greater Roan Highlands Region
Big Yellow Mountain Preserve


Piedmont Region
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
South Mountains Game Land

Coastal Plain

Coastal Plain Region
Chowan Swamp Game Land
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve


Sandhills Region
Calloway Forest Preserve
Carvers Creek State Park
Sandhills Game Land

Green Swamp

Green Swamp Region
Boiling Spring Lakes
Green Swamp Preserve

Onslow Bight

Onslow Bight Region
Shaken Creek Savanna Preserve

Black River

Black River Preserve

Roanoke River

Roanoke River Region

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

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