Wildacres Conservation Easement

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

This project will secure a 1,076-acre conservation easement permanently safeguarding wildlife habitat and water quality on Wildacres Retreat.

Counties Impacted:

  • McDowell
  • Burke

Conserving high-quality streams, hiking trails and ecologically diverse habitat on Wildacres Retreat between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest achieves landscape-scale conservation that's critical as the rate of development in North Carolina increases.  Successes like this would not be possible without the commitment of funders like the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund."

- Chris Canfield, Executive Director, Conservation Trust for North Carolina



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.