Our Story, Our Region
History & Organization of Piedmont Land Conservancy
Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC) began as an idea in 1989 when several long-time residents met around Kathy Treanor’s dining room table. They came together to discuss how to make a difference by conserving the Piedmont’s most precious natural assets forever.
A year later, they incorporated Piedmont Land Conservancy as a tax-exempt non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Piedmont Land Conservancy preserves natural and scenic lands, farms and open spaces in Piedmont North Carolina – lands that enrich the quality of life for our communities and for future generations.
The Conservancy is the only local land protection organization serving nine northern Piedmont counties – Alamance, Caswell, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin. PLC is a member of the Land Trust Alliance and the association of North Carolina Land Trusts – the Land Trust Council.