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Protecting the Piedmont


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Come Explore
Knight Brown Nature Preserve

3 miles of trail near Belews Lake

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30,000 Acres Protected in 31 Years
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Our Mission

PLC protects our region’s natural lands, farms, and waters for present and future generations. PLC connects people with nature.

Natural Areas

natural areas

Family Farms

family farms

Water Quality


Public Access

connecting people to nature

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Knight Brown Nature Preserve

Right next to Belews Lake there is a piece of quiet, undisturbed land that not many people know about. We’d like to invite you to stop by for a walk.

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The Latest News

Closing the Gap PLC Transfers 95 Riverfront Acres to Mayo River State Park for Recreation and Water Quality Protection May ...
Preserving the most important natural lands in the Triad doesn’t happen without a lot of strategy. We’re sharing the why ...
Piedmont Land Conservancy transferred two tracts totaling 297 acres to the Town of Elkin for permanent ownership and management. ...

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Learn about ways to help protect local land

Whether you want to volunteer, take a hike with a group, or look for a job, our get involved page is the place to be.

Connecting you to Trails in the Piedmont Triad

We know how important public access is for our community so together with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council we created Piedmont Legacy Trails, the trails collective in the Piedmont Triad whose primary goal is to highlight our natural places, connect trail efforts, and give voice to regional trail interests for the the benefit of our communities. 

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Piedmont Land Conservancy

Piedmont Land Conservancy is a non-profit (501 [c][3]) membership organization which relies on individuals to support our day-to-day operations. Funding to acquire conservation properties comes from individuals, foundations, as well as government agencies.