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Rx Fire

February 15, 2017

On February 2, 2017, TLC preformed a prescribed burn at Temple Flat Rock Preserve. Much of the North Carolina landscape and natural habitats that we know and love are historically dependent up on natural fire regimes, but over time, these natural regimes have been suppressed to minimize damage to life and property. Prescribed burning is […]

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Forest restoration + cages to prevent deer browse

February 15, 2017

TLC is working to restore several old agricultural fields on the Brumley property. The fields that lie within the Clean Water Management Trust Fund easement areas (within 300 feet of all streams) are being reforested to reduce nutrient runoff from these fields. TLC is working to eliminate invasive species in the fields and has planted […]

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MLK Day of Service 2017

February 10, 2017

On January 16th, we hosted a volunteer workday for the MLK Day of Service. We had just over 70 volunteers come out for the morning hours on an unusually warm January day. I want to send a special shout out to the students that joined us from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, […]

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Brumley Forest Baltic Porter

February 3, 2017

The bottle release party for Fullsteam Brewery’s fantastic new brew (full disclosure: we’d think it was awesome even if we didn’t receive a portion of every bottle sold) took place on January 29th, 2017. Our friend Stacey Sprenz documented the day–big thanks to her for sharing these images. Bottles of the Brumley Forest Baltic Porter […]

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Birds for Beginners

January 30, 2017

A flash of brown in the undergrowth. There it goes, maybe flying into the branches of a tall Loblolly Pine? No, wait, it’s disappeared – I take my binoculars away from my eyes and scan the forest. Everyone is looking into the brush when a yell off to the right draws our attention; the thrush […]

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Johnston and Wake conservation in the news!

January 19, 2017

People are hungry lately for good news. We’ve got it! Check out the links below for TLC’s recent coverage: Walnut Hill on the front page of the N&O The Farm at Lake Benson on the front page of the N&O WNCN’s Walnut Hill story N&O’s Walnut Hill video Check our events page for opportunities to […]

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Reimer Nature Preserve Expansion

January 15, 2017

Triangle Land Conservancy closed on its last project of 2016 on Dec. 29. The 39.5-acre Reimer Nature Preserve Expansion is a beautiful mix of upland forest and riparian areas. The property contains two headwater streams of the Little River and over 750 feet of frontage on the South Fork of the Little River. In total, […]

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204 acres of farmland protected in Silk Hope

December 20, 2016

On December 18, 2016, TLC protected a 204 acre historic farm in the Silk Hope Region of Chatham County through conservation easement.   The property is a cattle farm that has been in the owner’s family for hundreds of years.  The property includes pasture, cropland (corn and wheat), woodland and over 1.5 miles of South Fork […]

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25 and counting: December Trail Crew

December 13, 2016

25 and counting…  We begin with a chilly 25 degree morning.  We had 18 people sign up and I expect that only half that will show up.  Much to my surprise, by ten after nine we had around 25 people ready to work.   We were buoyed by the presence of members of the Environmental Club […]

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TLC and Earthseed protect 33-acres north of Durham

December 12, 2016

TLC recently partnered with the Earthseed Land Cooperative to conserve 33 acres of land north of Durham. The 33-acre easement is located in the headwater region of the Eno River Watershed. The property has two forested headwater streams that flow to the Eno. The conservation easement establishes a permanent 100-ft buffer on these tributaries as well as protect 33 acres […]

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