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Conservation Conversations: Conservation from Start to Stewardship

April 2, 2020

Our second Conservation Conversations, hosted on April 1, featured Conservation Manager Margaret Sands talking about the tools TLC uses to conserve wild and working lands throughout the Triangle. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made the evening a success! Sign up for our next one, Steering the StewardShip with Associate Director of Stewardship Matt […]

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#HikeTLC: Beautiful photos from our nature preserves

March 30, 2020

Native wildflowers are blooming, fiddleheads are unfurling, and forests are growing greener from the ground up all around the Triangle. Nature heals. We are living in unprecedented times, and for many of us, a walk outside has offered more mental and physical relief than ever before. Our nature preserves remain open (going for hikes, walks, […]

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Conservation Conversations: Conservation & Regenerative Agriculture

March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, we hosted our very first Conservation Conversations! Eliza Lawdley, TLC’s farm manager, and Sandy Sweitzer, executive director, talked about conservation, regenerative agriculture, and the future Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. Thank you to everyone who joined in and made the evening a success! We’ll be hosting these every Wednesday through April. […]

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Postponed: All April events

March 12, 2020

Update (3/30/20): All in-person April events have been postponed. We are hosting weekly Conservation Conversations on Wednesday at 6 p.m. via Zoom conferencing. Our nature preserves remain open. In the statewide stay-at-home order, hiking, running, biking, and walking outdoors are listed as essential activities. Please be mindful of others on the trail and remain six […]

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What’s New at TLC

March 11, 2020

TLC on track with more than 20,100 acres conserved In order for TLC to conserve 25,000 acres by 2025, staff are hard at work closing conservation easements, applying for grants, and seeking out new properties. We ended 2019 strong with the conservation of 120 acres in Johnston County, and as of mid-February, we’ve conserved more […]

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Longleaf pine is a ‘tree of the future’

March 11, 2020

Hundreds of years ago, from the Triangle to the coast, millions of acres of longleaf pine towered over green and golden grassland. Lightning-caused wildfires eliminated the mid-story while savanna grasses, low shrubs, and herbaceous plants thrived as habitat and nutrient sources for thousands of species under longleaf pine trees.    Healthy longleaf pine ecosystems are […]

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Farming to mitigate the effects of climate change

March 11, 2020

Update: In light of the latest guidelines from the CDC about COVID-19 and postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, TLC has postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, which was scheduled for April 25. Information courtesy of Regenerative Design Group You might have seen the term […]

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Largest conservation project key for region’s resilience

March 11, 2020

By Ron Gallagher In October, TLC secured its largest land conservation project ever — 1,120 acres in Johnston County known as Brogden Bottomlands. This project maintains an important wetlands ecosystem that helps protect the Neuse River for downstream users and is a significant addition to the protected lands in an Audubon-identified Important Bird Area. Just […]

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Spring 2020 Confluence is here

March 11, 2020

Please note: In light of the latest guidelines from the CDC about COVID-19 and postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, TLC has postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, which was scheduled for April 25. The Spring 2020 edition of Confluence reached members’ mailboxes earlier this […]

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10 reasons to love green spaces in the Triangle

February 14, 2020

By Shaina Waterhouse Show some love to your local Triangle Land Conservancy nature preserve this Valentine’s Day by getting outside and exploring one of our trails! Our green spaces have a lot to offer from hiking and biking trails to picturesque scenery perfect for any artist searching for inspiration. The opportunity to explore beautiful natural […]

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