Success Stories

Learn about the past successes of the Land for Tomorrow Coalition.

NC Land & Water Fund Successes!

By Kate Runy | June 1, 2022

Since its creation in 1996, the NC Land & Water Fund (NCLWF) has conserved well over one-half million acres and protected or restored 3,000 miles of streams and rivers. Here are just a few examples of how they’ve helped protect land in our state. Orchard at Altapass In the 1990s, the property was for sale […]

Conservation Trust Funds Bring Success

By Kate Runy | April 6, 2022

Spring is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the North Carolina outdoors. Here are a few great places to visit thanks to grants North Carolina conservation trust funds. You can’t go wrong with a springtime hike in the mountains! Visitors can take advantage of the most extensive trail system found […]

Success Thanks to ADFPTF

By Kate Runy | March 30, 2022

The Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (ADFPTF) supports the farming, forestry and horticulture communities within the agriculture industry by supporting the purchase of agricultural conservation easements, funding conservation agreements and more. Here are just some of the success stories thanks to ADFPTF grants over the years: The Holden-Roberts Farm is a Triangle-area success […]

Needs & Successes of the Conservation Trust Funds

By Kate Runy | March 16, 2021

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: […]

Protecting North Carolina’s Fall Splendor

By Dawn Crawford | October 16, 2019

Cooler temperatures mean North Carolinians can finally get outside and safely enjoy the glory of this fall leafing season. Each of the following locations are protected and open to visitors thanks to the hard work of local organizations and North Carolina’s conservation trust funds – the N.C. Land and Water Fund (NCLWF), Parks and Recreation […]

Carteret County News-Times: Thank you Rep. McElraft

By Mary Alice Holley | January 24, 2019

A letter to the Carteret County News editor praising Representative McElraft’s leadership to fund the conservation trust funds. TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to the support of North Carolina Rep. Pat McElraft, family farms in eastern North Carolina will be preserved, military bases will be protected from encroaching development and North Carolinians will have more opportunities […]

Jacksonville Daily News: Senator Brown’s efforts not unnoticed

By Mary Alice Holley | January 24, 2019

A letter to the Jacksonville Daily News editor praising Senator Brown’s leadership to fund the conservation trust funds. To the editor: With the recent adoption of the state budget, legislators have made a renewed commitment to our citizens that they are willing to protect our state’s natural resources and scenic beauty, while promoting rural economic […]

Times-News: Ross, Gunn help protect NC natural resources

By Mary Alice Holley | January 24, 2019

A letter to the Times-News editor praising Representative Ross and Senator Gunn on their leadership to fund the conservation trust funds. North Carolina lawmakers are fighting to preserve the qualities that make our state one of the top places to live, work and visit. The recently passed state budget will allocate an additional $22.7 million […]

Preserving The Lindale Farm

By Mary Alice Holley | October 18, 2018

The Lindley family has operated their 182-acre dairy farm in Chatham County since the late 1800s. Neill Lindley, the fifth generation of farmers in the family, still owns and runs the farm today. Lindley took over his family’s farm with his wife Cori in 1982 after graduating from NC State University. In 2009, along with […]