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Invasive Species Management

August 13, 2019

By Caroline Durham Many landowners are familiar with the growing number of unwelcome guests taking over North Carolina’s Piedmont.  They’re taking over your hardwood forests, your beautiful riverbeds, and even your backyard garden.  Some of these trespassers include the ever-present Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), the stubborn Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), and the rapidly colonizing Tree […]

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Introducing Brumley East

July 17, 2019

If you’re one of the thousands of people who love to hike and bike at Brumley Nature Preserve, we need your help! We are thrilled to announce that TLC purchased a 60-acre Brumley expansion in April to protect the more of the tributary of Stoney Creek, to provide additional connectivity for wildlife, and to expand […]

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Image of an Eastern swallowtail caterpillar provided by Nate Burns.

Meet the Species at Walnut Hill!

July 17, 2019

The Sarah and Bailey Williamson nature preserve at Walnut Hill is an expansive property with 405-acres of natural beauty that is set to open April 2020. Walnut Hill is at the heart of Mark’s Creek landscape and has an abundant amount of species present! I can’t wait for you to meet many of these species […]

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That Makes Sense Trail sign

Did You Know?

June 24, 2019

Did you know there is a trail especially for children at TLC’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve? You may already know about Horton Grove, TLC’s largest nature preserve located NE of Durham. You may have visited and enjoyed its many habitats including hilly woodlands, native grasslands, ponds and streams home to a wide variety of wildlife […]

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Second Brumley Data Collection Day

May 15, 2019

By Steve Emery, volunteer Despite the warmer weather we had a smaller group for our second data collection event at Brumley South.  Even with the smaller team of counters, though, we got as many plots documented as on the first session.  The participants, like the couple below, had many levels of experience, from a trained […]

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Late Spring at Brumley Preserve

May 15, 2019

By Steve Emery, volunteer The wetlands, which are a core value of the Brumley Preserve and an important source of Raleigh’s drinking water, also enable some spectacular wildflower displays.  Below is a patch of atamasco lilies. Several trails in Brumley are bordered by buckeyes, like the ones in full bloom, below.  One particularly long and […]

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Recent Conservation Projects

April 22, 2019

In late December, TLC launched its new Strategic Action Plan, which outlined the organization’s goal of conserving 25,000 acres by 2025. This effectively doubles the pace of conservation in our region. We hit the ground running. By the end of December, TLC closed three projects protecting 220 acres and 8,130 stream feet in the Neuse […]

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Landowner Q&A

April 22, 2019

By Caroline Durham Jean Earnhardt sat down with the Triangle Land Conservancy in her home to discuss her conservation easement and the legacy of the land she calls home. Easement Name:  Lloyd-Andrews Historic Farmstead County: Orange Year Conserved:  1997 Q: Why did you want to permanently protect your land with a conservation easement? A: There were […]

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Protecting Land for Clean Drinking Water

April 22, 2019

We need clean water to live: it sustains our lives and our community. Conserving the land that filters our water is one of the most cost-efficient strategies to protect drinking water; it lowers drinking water treatment costs, minimizes vulnerability and damage from natural disasters, sustains recreational and tourism opportunities, protects biodiversity, reduces the need for […]

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Bold Conservation

April 22, 2019

By Sandy Sweitzer With as much rain as we’ve had this winter, it seems only right to be talking about water in this issue. As a supporter, you know that one of the main reasons TLC does land conservation is to safeguard clean water. Even a humanities student like me understands how forests, wetlands, and […]

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