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Exploring Our Land

Since TLC purchased our first property, White Pines Nature Preserve, back in 1986, we have striven to connect people with nature at the unique and beautiful natural areas we protect. Today, we offer four nature preserves, a canoe access point and numerous less-managed open lands for the enjoyment of our community. In addition, TLC has partnered with other organizations to make even more places available for recreation and re-energizing. We also provide numerous outings throughout the year.

As a responsible land conservation organization, we balance recreation goals against conservation goals. This means that not all of our properties will be open to the public. Other factors we take into account when deciding whether to open a property include legal access, visitor safety and maintenance costs. Some of these closed properties are available for visiting as part of TLC’s organized outings programs, and access may be made available for research, education and recreation on a case-by-case basis.

For all inquiries, contact Walt Tysinger, Land Manager, by e-mail or phone (919-908-0053).

TLC Lands Locator Map


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