Pacolet Area Conservancy, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy consolidate organizations

Published 5:07 pm Thursday, April 20, 2017

The board of directors and staff of the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) are excited to announce a consolidation of the two organizations.

As sister organizations – each with deep roots and strong histories of conserving and preserving lands in the areas they serve – they are uniting to create a new organization that will increase conservation efforts in our area. They believe a united organization will help build a larger community of advocates for the common missions of protecting and conserving natural resources in the burgeoning region for generations to come.

With a broader geographic reach encompassing lands from upstate South Carolina to the foothills and mountains of western North Carolina, the combined expertise, talents and resources will strengthen their ability to raise awareness of the crucial importance of protecting shared land and water resources, and foster appreciation of the area’s unique natural heritage. As a result of banding together, they will be able to protect more land.

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The new organization will have offices in Columbus and Hendersonville, N.C., with current staff remaining in place under the direction of a new consolidated board of directors and Executive Director Kieran Roe.

Upon completion of the branding process for the newly created organization later this summer, the name and logo will be announced.


-article submitted by Rebecca Kemp and Kieran Roe