The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 700,000 acres in North Carolina, from the Outer Banks to the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.
We give attention to the incredible life held in a single square meter while recognizing the need for large-scale restoration efforts in systems that span multiple state borders.
North Carolina Whole Systems
Our whole systems are regions of work with a unifying ecological feature, such as the longleaf pine forest, where we are working to protect high value conservation areas and their surrounding land and waters. In each of these systems, we are using science to build resiliency and meet the needs of people as we tie each aspect of our work—from land protection to policy engagement—to place.
Southern Blue Ridge
Encompassing his system has an incredible array of plants and animals. Unfortunately, longleaf pine and the wildlife that depend on the trees have been severely damaged by fire suppression. We are working with Chapters across nine southern states to bring good fire back to the land.