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Conservancy Elderberry Saison Release Party this Saturday at AMB

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Join us at Appalachian Mountain Brewery this Saturday from 4:30 pm – til for the Conservancy Elderberry Saison Release Party!  All of the proceeds from the sale of the 22 oz. bottles will go to BRC.  The cost is $8 per bottle or $96 per case (12 bottles).  You can pre-order by contacting Rob at or by calling our office at 828-264-2511.  We are thrilled that Appalachian Mountain Brewery selected BRC to be the beneficiary of the proceeds from […]

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Blue Ridge Conservancy Added Protected Property to Pond Mountain State Game Land

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Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) added more than 410 acres of protected land to Pond Mountain Game Land in January, creating one of the largest public access game land properties in northwest North Carolina. Pond Mountain borders Virginia and Tennessee with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 feet. In January 2015, through a generous contribution from Fred and Alice Stanback, BRC purchased more than 340 acres adjoining the Cherokee National Forest, and after several years of negotiations, purchased 71 acres adjoining […]

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We’re Hiring! – Communications and Outreach Associate

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Blue Ridge Conservancy is a land trust located in Boone, North Carolina serving the state’s seven northwestern counties, including Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. BRC is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization with the mission of working with landowners and local communities to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational and scenic value. As of December 2014, BRC has protected close to 18,000 acres. In addition, BRC is actively involved in the Middle […]

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2014 Mayview Madness Results


The 2014 Mayview Madness 5k Results: 2014 Group Results 2014 Overall Results

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BRC’s Walter Clark Featured on

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A fantastic short piece produced for PBS Food by The Lexicon of Sustainability featuring Land Trusts and BRC’s own Walter Clark of Old Orchard Creek Farm.  Click here to watch the film.

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2014 BRC Newsletter

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                BRC Newsletter 2014

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Public Comment Period for Pond Mountain Management Plan Ends March 31

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The N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) held a public meeting on February 17 in West Jefferson to discuss 10-year management plans for Pond Mountain and Three Top Game Lands .  The meeting was well attended with citizens interested in hunting, wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation.  For those who did not attend the meeting, NCWRC has established a comments section on The public comment period for the Pond Mountain Game Land Management Plan will end on March 31, 2014. […]

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Blue Ridge Conservancy Video – Anna Norwood

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Check out our new BRC video courtesy of Dr. Lynette Holman and her Storytelling Media class. This gifted class of Appalachian State students produced, filmed, and edited 17 different videos for BRC and they are incredible! The video below was produced by Anna Norwood and Dr. Holman.  More videos to come…        

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Blue Ridge Conservancy begins site clearing for garden in Foscoe


Contact: Rob McCorkindale (213) 200-1520 For Immediate Release Jan. 24, 2014 Blue Ridge Conservancy begins site clearing for garden in Foscoe BRC volunteers aid in preparing garden land in Sleepy Hollow Community BOONE, N.C.— Blue Ridge Conservancy staff, a team of ASU student volunteers, and AmeriCorps Project Conserve members began site preparations on a 1.7-acre property located on the Watauga River in the Sleepy Hollow community of Foscoe as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. […]

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Welcome Ben Lucas, our new Associate Director of Land Protection and Stewardship


Ben is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, but has called the High Country of North Carolina home for twelve years.  Ben comes to us from the National Committee for the New River, where for the past seven years; he worked as Land Protection Coordinator to permanently protect critical lands in the New River Watershed of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Ben earned his B.S. in geography with a concentration in GIS from Appalachian State University, a degree that inspired […]

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