New documentary on Leopold showing at Walnut Creek Preserve

Published 3:47 pm Friday, July 12, 2013

Viewers will meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. They’ll learn about ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties and with their neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts, and they’ll meet wildlife biologists bringing back threatened and endangered species from cranes to Mexican wolves to the landscapes where they once thrived.

For the past 24 years, PAC has served as the local land trust for Polk County and surrounding areas in North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization is dedicated to protecting and conserving the area’s precious natural resources (PAC’s mission).

PACs vision is a community living and growing in harmony with our natural resources and the goal is to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come.

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PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements. To date the organization has helped to protect more than 8,400 acres of land in the area, and it has the support of more than 1,500 community members.

PAC works diligently to provide leadership to encourage conservation and provide education programs emphasizing native species appreciation and responsible land use practices to help – save the places you love.

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation and was purchased with funds obtained from a native plant rescue and sale done in collaboration with the Tryon Garden Club.

For more information, contact the Pacolet Area Conservancy at 828-859-5060, or visit PAC’s website at and check out “Upcoming Events.”

– article submitted by Pam Torlina