Students and Scouts Plant Trees at Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area

March 2, 2018

Students from Falls Lake Academy in Butner and Boy Scouts from Creedmoor joined forces with TRLC staff and volunteers to plant over 350 trees at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area in early February 2018.  The trees were planted as the first step of restoring an acre of abandoned pasture to woodland. Continue reading

TRLC Applies for Re-Accreditation

March 2, 2018

Tar River Land Conservancy is applying to renewal its accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.  A public comment period is now open. Continue reading

2018 Stewardship Internship Announcement

March 2, 2018

TRLC is now accepting applications for its 12-week Stewardship Internship during the summer of 2018. Continue reading

842 Acres Acquired to Protect Water and Military

February 9, 2018

After seven years of negotiations, planning and fundraising, Tar River Land Conservancy purchased 842 acres in December from the family of the late William and Louise Gantt. The property is located near the towns of Stem and Butner in Granville County. The property is the largest protected by TRLC during its seventeen year history. Continue reading

Ledge Creek Trails Opened to Public

February 17, 2017

TRLC officially opened 3 miles of hiking trails at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area in Granville County with a ribbon cutting on February 16, 2017. The parking area and trailhead is located at 3189 Brogden Road near Stem. Continue reading

TRLC Preserves 40 More Acres on Fishing Creek

June 27, 2016

Tar River Land Conservancy purchased 40 acres adjoining Fishing Creek in northern Nash County in May 2016. The newly purchased property connects to land across the creek in Halifax County that the Conservancy purchased in 2012. Over the last fifteen years, the Conservancy has preserved 1,963 acres of land on Fishing and Little Fishing Creeks through conservation easement agreements and outright land purchases. Continue reading

155 Acres Purchased on Robertson Creek Near Creedmoor

June 27, 2016

TRLC recently acquired 155 acres along Robertson Creek near Creedmoor. Generous funding for the purchase was provided by the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners, the Raleigh City Council, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and the NC Attorney General’s Environmental Enhancement Grant Program to complete the purchase. TRLC has acquired five tracts totaling 317 acres along Robertson Creek since May 2014. Continue reading

Granville County Student Serving as Land Stewardship Intern

June 20, 2016

Hannah Rank of Granville County will serve as Tar River Land Conservancy’s stewardship intern this summer. Continue reading

Endangered Mussels Released in Fishing Creek

December 7, 2015

Thanks to a collaboration of several conservation agencies, the population of the endangered Tar River Spinymussel is growing in Fishing Creek and Little Fishing Creek in Nash and Halifax Counties, North Carolina. Release locations include properties owned by the Tar River Land Conservancy and privately-owned farms protected with conservation easements. Continue reading

Shortleaf Pines Planted on Conservation Property

November 30, 2015

Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) and its partners have planted 12,000 shortleaf pine seedlings on 23 acres of abandoned agricultural fields. The reforested fields are located on a 220-acre conservation property owned by TRLC that adjoins Brogden Road and Ledge Creek near the Town of Stem in Granville County. Continue reading