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 […]

Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area in N.C. Nearly Doubles in Size

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Today, Alamance County Recreation & Parks, The Conservation Fund and Piedmont Land Conservancy announced the addition of 432 acres to the Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area in Snow Camp, North Carolina. The property, known as the Sizemore addition, will nearly double the size of the Natural Area, bringing it to roughly […]

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. During the COVID-19 outbreak, North Carolina’s parks and trails have offered a respite from stress and isolation. Being able to simply be […]

Now Is The Time To Invest In Conservation For North Carolina

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While this global pandemic has hit all nations and all our US states hard, there is no denying the outdoors have served as a getaway to relieve people from isolation. In the midst of quarantine, trails at local and state parks have seen a dramatic increase in visitation from North Carolinians trying to get outside […]

Bipartisan Majority of U.S. Senate Sponsors Legislation to Provide Full Dedicated Funding for LWCF

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56 Senators Support Great American Outdoors Act WASHINGTON – With the support of President Donald J. Trump and 56 bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced new legislation that will provide full dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  The Great American Outdoors Act […]

CWMTF Surplus in Grant Requests

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With the start of a new grant cycle for the Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF), conservation organizations, local parks agencies, and others submitted applications to fund conservation projects across the state. A total of 144 grant applications were submitted to North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund, totaling $82,613,060. That’s about five times more […]

Conservation Champion: Representative Kyle Hall

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Representative Kyle Hall has worked on conservation efforts that benefit the quality of life and economic well-being for residents in North Carolina. Land for Tomorrow asked Representative Hall a few questions about the importance of land protection in our state. 1. Where is your favorite natural/outdoor place in North Carolina and why is it important […]