Protecting the Piedmont

Clean Water | Natural Areas | Farmland | Trails and Preserves

Acres Protected
and Counting

Protecting What You Love

Since 1990, Piedmont Land Conservancy has protected significant lands in a 9-county region of the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.

We protect these special places to help ensure clean water for our communities, locally grown food, habitat for our wildlife, and preserves, trails, and other places for people to connect with nature.

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Our Mission

Piedmont Land Conservancy protects our region’s natural lands, family farms, and waters for the benefit of all living things through land protection, stewardship of conserved spaces, and connecting people with nature.

Natural Areas

natural areas

Family Farms

family farms

Water Quality


Public Access

connecting people to nature

Our Preserves

Come out to Caraway Creek Preserve. Explore 2.5 miles of trail in the unique landscape of the ancient, northern Uwharrie Mountain chain.
Located just 10 minutes west of Asheboro and 30 minutes south of High Point and Greensboro. Open daily from dawn to dusk.

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.

Knight Brown Nature Preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk. Located right near Belews Creek in Stokesdale, North Carolina.

Keep in Touch!

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The Latest News

Eliza MacLean's passion and pride in the old methods of small family farms were a big part of why she ...
The 110 acre Speer Farm in Boonville in Yadkin County is now forever protected by a conservation agreement. That means ...
Gift mindfully this year! If there's a nature lover in your life, consider these earth friendly gift ideas. ...
Looking for somewhere to connect with nature out on a trail?
Check out our list of 11 trails in the Piedmont Triad built on land protected by Piedmont Land Conservancy!

The Stuart & Emma Thomas Memorial Trail in Winston-Salem

Some of the Beautiful Places we've Protected with your Support

Get Connected

Whether you want to volunteer, take a hike with a group, or join a workshop, our Upcoming Events page is the place to be.

Why Our Members Support Us


“Land conversation is important to preserve our remaining green space for people and animals to thrive. Natural green and blue space helps to heal the mind and body. PLC is creating space and sanctuary for our future.”

– Julia Opaleski,  PLC Member


“Supporting Piedmont Land Conservancy is important to me as someone who utilizes the many wonderful acres of trails through the Piedmont. I want those who travel to the area and those like me that need time in the woods searching for their favorite bird to have a clean and safe environment to explore. “

– Allen Rogers,  PLC Member


“We support PLC because we want to help protect landscapes for the benefit of people and our non-human kin. This is particularly important to us as the climate crisis worsens. And we are increasingly wanting to support local, not just national, organizations.”

– Kate and Tom Guthrie,  PLC Members

Ready to get out there?

Hit The Trails

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. 

You make it happen

PLC is a non-profit 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.