Farmland in the Triangle

March 17, 2015

By Meredith Wojcik, TLC Volunteer Chestnut Hill Farm by Jennifer Peterson, 2012 After spending some time working on a research farm in rural North Carolina this summer growing sweet potatoes, I gained an appreciation for not just the tangible things a farm produces, like delicious sweet potatoes, but also for the not-so-tangible things: a feeling of […]

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TLC’s New Strategic Plan

November 25, 2014

Several weeks ago, I took my daughter Harper to our Horton Grove Nature Preserve in northern Durham County to hike some of the new trails our Conservation Corps just completed. It was a gorgeous, sunny fall day and the beeches beamed bright yellow. We stopped at the new wildlife viewing platform by the “prairie” and […]

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Land Protection Wins in Last Week’s Election

November 11, 2014

Although people are generally dismayed with politicians and Congress, there is real, broad support for open space protection around the country. In total, voters approved over $29 billion in funding for land and water protection across a range of states and local governments last week. Some of the examples include: ●  Rhode Island – voters […]

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Tales from the Field: A Walk Among Giants

November 9, 2014

by Kyle Obermiller Earlier this week, I spent an entire workday by myself at White Pines Nature Preserve  in Chatham County, and by the end of the day, my handheld GPS unit had logged 7.5 total miles of walking. This trip continued my mega-monitoring-Monday extravaganza, designed to complete routine maintenance of the hiking trails on […]

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Fire in the Field

October 24, 2014

by Kyle Obermiller A few weeks ago, I attended the North Carolina Certified Burners course offered by the North Carolina Forest Service, at Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC. State employees, federal employees, private landowners, private business owners and workers, and one lone non-profit employee (that would be me!) all attended the class. The purpose […]

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Remembering TLC’s Membership Day

October 16, 2014

There was a faint fall chill in the air as the hikers for TLC’s Members-Only event gathered in the Irvin Farm parking lot. While the J. Logan and Elinor Moor Irvin Farm Preserve is home to the Learning Outside education program as well as the Transplanting Traditions farm, its beautiful woodlands are closed to the […]

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Eating Fresh from the Farm

October 14, 2014

All week, I’ve been feasting on delicious fresh vegetables and eggs from the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm CSA housed at our Irvin Farm Preserve. Last Friday was the first pick-up in the four week fall series. My daughter Harper and I went out to pick up our box, which was super full with sweet potatoes, […]

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The Old and the New on TLC Lands

October 3, 2014

by Kyle Obermilller As part of my job as easement monitor here at TLC, I have had the pleasure to explore most of our properties across the region. I’ve spent time exploring in Chatham County along the Deep and the Rocky Rivers, and I’ve traveled all across Johnston,  Wake, Orange, and Durham Counties. This unique […]

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Bridging the Great Divide: Construction at Horton Grove

September 25, 2014

by Kyle Obermilller In trail planning, you tend chose the path that follows the topography, a path that takes the hiker along the most beautiful and diverse sections of the property. More often than not, the trail will meander down to a creek or drainage both because it is beautiful and also because there is […]

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Getting to Know You: TLC’s New Communications Manager

September 23, 2014

  Greetings! My name is Diana Hackenburg and I am extremely excited to introduce myself as Triangle Land Conservancy’s new Communications Manager. I’ll be working with TLC staff, board, and members to make sure all of the great conservation work being done to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and […]

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