Betsey's Rock Falls Conservation Project

Conservation Trust for North Carolina, West Jefferson, NC

Conservation Trust for North Carolina acquired a permanent conservation easement on 34 acres of vegetated buffers along pristine creeks and a portion of the 240-foot Betsey’s Rock Falls in Wilkes County. The easement protects water quality, fish and wildlife habitat and scenic views from locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including Betsey’s Rock Falls Overlook.  

Counties Impacted:

  • Wilkes County

​The grant from Duke Energy Foundation’s Water Resources Fund helped CTNC ensure that pristine water quality, healthy wildlife habitat, and scenic views will be preserved along a beautiful stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We greatly appreciate Duke Energy’s generous support of this project.

- Rusty Painter, CTNC Land Protection Director



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.