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Giving thanks for land conservation trusts in this season of gratitude

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Fall is in full swing in North Carolina! During this season of gratitude, we celebrate the cooler weather that allows us to enjoy the natural beauty of our state, from mountains to the sea. Whether it’s seeing the leaves change in the Blue Ridge Mountains, walking along the coast at sunset (we have over 300 […]

Land for Tomorrow Coalition Praises Senate Budget

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Land for Tomorrow, a statewide coalition of community leaders, conservation and wildlife organizations, and parks and recreational advocates that works to increase land and water conservation in North Carolina, is praising the Senate’s budget, which was released last night. “Investment at this level would be a major step forward for land and water conservation in […]

Thank You Park and Trail Staff!!

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Thank you to all the park and trail staff and volunteers that have helped keep our parks, trails, preserves and publicly protected lands safe, clean and open for people to enjoy this year. With the outdoors offering a safe way to connect with our family and friends, it’s no wonder that a record 19.8 million […]

Enjoy Our Trails

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With more than 19.8 million visitors to state parks and recreation areas in 2020, including on North Carolina trails across our state, it’s more important than ever to support our outdoor spaces this National Trails Day! There are thousands of miles of trails in North Carolina covering every portion of the state, from urban greenways […]

A Great Outdoor Thank You

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Land for Tomorrow would like to thank our leaders at the national level for their support of America’s best outdoor places. North Carolina played a central role in securing the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act. This was the biggest bipartisan bill funding our natural resources in decades. This landmark conservation legislation will spend […]

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Announces Roan Highlands Protection

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Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) announced today that they have signed a letter of intent to accept the donation of approximately 7,500 acres of land in the Roan Highlands landscape from a conservation philanthropist. The tract lies within the southern end of the planning boundary of the Yellow Mountain State Natural Area, a special conservation […]

Needs & Successes of the Conservation Trust Funds

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Across North Carolina, conservation trust funds and Land for Tomorrow coalition members are working to protect our state’s lands. The Nature Conservancy and the Army have worked together over the past two decades to protect more than 23,000 acres near Fort Bragg. Learn how this work is preserving one of the world’s most significant habitats: […]

Join Us for Lobby Day 2021

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While 2020 saw many closures and restrictions due to the pandemic, one thing wasn’t restricted by COVID-19: the North Carolina outdoors. We saw a record number of visitors – 19.9 million in 2020 – to North Carolina State Parks as we rediscovered our state’s bounty, from mountains to coast. That was 400,000 more visitors than […]

Study Points to Urgency for Land and Water Conservation Funding

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A new study by RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, makes the case for increasing public land and water conservation funding in North Carolina. “The Time is Now: An Assessment of Conservation Funding Needs in North Carolina,” says that projected growth will lead to the loss of 2 million acres of undeveloped land in […]