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Public and private lands

While TNC maintains ownership of some of our lands, much of the land we have protected has been transferred to public ownership. You may be surprised to see all of the familiar places that TNC has had a hand in conserving!

  • state and federal parks (Carver's Creek, Jockey's Ridge, Chimney Rock, Elk Knob, Stone Mountain, Mount Mitchell, Eno River, Raven Rock, Medoc Mountain, Merchant's Millpond)
  • state and federal forests (Nantahala National Forest, Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest)
  • federal wildlife refuges (Alligator River, Great Dismal Swamp, Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge)
  • state marine/estuarine reserves (Cape Lookout National Seashore, Rachel Carson Estuarine Research Reserve)
  • state game lands (Three Top Mountain, Green River, South Mountains, Caswell, Needmore, Shocco Creek, Roanoke River)


Some of the most important conservation areas have been transferred to the N.C. Division of Wildlife Resources Commission for inclusion in state game lands. The Commission maintains game lands as multiuse conservation areas and welcomes nonhunters. However, all game land visitors should check on hunting schedules before their visits. Information is available at www.ncwildlife.org or by calling (800) 662-7137. Hunting is also allowed at national wildlife refuges; you can check on these hunting schedules at www.fws.gov/refuges.

A few of TNC's preserves are readily accessible to all visitors and are open year-round. But most are only accessible through Conservancy-conducted field trips.

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