DuPont Connector Conservation and Public Access

Conserving Carolina

Conserving Carolina will purchase and transfer 314 acres to DuPont State Recreational Forest. The permanently-conserved tract will protect water quality and create opportunities for public recreation.

Counties Impacted:

  • Transylvania
  • Henderson
  • Buncombe
  • Madison
  • Polk
  • Rutherford
  • Cleveland

In a region blessed with an abundance of public and conserved natural lands, DuPont State Recreational Forest is already one of our greatest conservation gems. The incorporation of this tract will enhance it further by protecting water quality, preserving an important wildlife corridor, and creating future opportunities for public recreation.”

-- Kieran Roe, Conserving Carolina executive 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.