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BRC assists the Town of Lansing to secure $282,500 grant from Clean Water Management Trust Fund

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The Town of Lansing in Ashe County has been awarded a $282,500 grant from North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) to expand the Historic Lansing Creeper Trail.  BRC assisted the town in securing the grant by helping write and update the grant application.  The existing Lansing Park sits on the historic Virginia Carolina railroad bed and features a half-mile section of walking trail and entertainment stage.  The CWMTF grant, combined with other grants to the Town, will allow […]

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A record setting success for the 15th Annual Gamekeeper Wine/Beer Tasting and Auction Event

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We are ecstatic to thank over 70 local businesses and individual supporters for their participation in our biggest fundraiser event of the year.  On June 3rd, new and returning BRC friends and family gathered at Camp Sky Ranch, raising over $22,000 toward land protection efforts in the High Country! We also received a pledge for $6,154.50 from Appalachian Mountain Brewery from the sales of the delicious Elderberry Saison, a beer brewed by AMB to benefit BRC and land conservation in […]

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BRC Seeks Director of Development

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Blue Ridge Conservancy is a successful, nationally accredited land trust located in Boone, North Carolina and serving the state’s seven northwestern counties – Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey. Our mission is to work with landowners and local communities to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational and scenic value. BRC has protected more than 18,000 acres. In addition, BRC is actively involved in the Middle Fork Greenway, a bike/ped greenway segment that will […]

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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 rob@blueridgeconservancy.org 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

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

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BRC’s Walter Clark Featured on PBS.org

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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 ncwildlife.org. The public comment period for the Pond Mountain Game Land Management Plan will end on March 31, 2014. […]

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