Our Mission

To initiate actions that will improve economic conditions, enhance and preserve natural resources, and balance land and water management activities in a widely divergent geographic area of North Carolina. Our work serves Buncombe, Cleveland, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania Counties.


Our mission is carried out through hands-on projects that address the conservation of local resources, such as: water quality monitoring, dam removals, energy efficiency and renewable energy grants, stream restorations, and forest fire prevention.

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Click below to explore the various community programs and initiatives we are involved in.