PLC staff are available for speaking engagements >> view our staff page
Hikes and tours led throughout the year on some of our protected sites >>view our calendar
Team building nature outings for groups >>learn more
Educational Programs at Knight Brown >>contact Palmer McIntyre
Educational Opportunities at the Emily Allen Wildflower Preserve Friendship Garden >>view project
Interested groups can call or email Mindy Mock to schedule a tour with one of the garden’s tour guides or a self-guided tour
Wildflower and Fern ID classes
Annual Garden Events like Open Garden Day and Wine & Wildflo...
PLC owns and/or manages, sometimes in partnership with other organizations, a number of preserves that protect special natural features and provide opportunities for visitors to learn about and experience plants, animals and landscapes that are native to and/or uncommon in our region. Currently, only the Knight Brown Nature Preserve is open to the public. Visits to other preserves are periodically arranged through special outings.
Conservation Easements – Conservation easements are our most popular preservation method for landowners, which is a legal contract between a landowner and PLC describing activities that may take place on a property in order to protect the land’s conservation values. Landowners continue to own, use and live on the land.
Land Donations – PLC can accept donations of property with significant conservation values for preservation, or donations of land for resale to provide funding for other conservation projects. Donations of land and conservation easements offer landowners tax benefits.
Land Purchases – Occasionally, for significant tracts, ...
Piedmont Land Conservancy protects our region’s natural lands, farms and waters for present and future generations. PLC connects people with nature.
This is the mission of Piedmont Land Conservancy.
North Carolina’s Piedmont is a special place, with its scenic landscape of rolling hills, abundant rivers and streams, productive farms, diverse forests, historic communities, and a myriad of state and local parks and trails showcasing some of our region’s most iconic natural places.
Piedmont Land Conservancy’s purpose is to protect these special places to help ensure clean water for our communities, habitat for our wildlife, locally grown ...