stewardship

Bringing Back Piedmont Prairies for Pollinators

June 11, 2024

At the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, TLC is establishing a five-acre meadow to increase the conservation value of our land in our continued effort to protect natural habitats.  Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the meadow was seeded this spring with technical assistance from Garrett Wildflower Seed Farm. 

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Stream Restoration at Swift Creek Bluffs

May 17, 2024

Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve offers unique experiences for visitors to connect with nature in a rapidly urbanizing environment. Over the past few years, Swift Creek Bluffs Preserve has experienced stream blockage from fallen trees, leading to altered stream flow and eroding streambank. Thanks to North Carolina’s Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program, TLC will be conducting a restoration project to remove the blockages and restore the stream.

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Small but mighty: Spring ephemerals in the Triangle

March 15, 2024

Spring ephemerals are a group of plants that emerge early in the spring and, as their name suggests, usually bloom and then disappear relatively quickly. As a group, these plants share a similar ecological strategy- just like the early bird might get the worm, by being the first to emerge, ephemerals are able to make the most of sunny conditions on the forest floor.

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The Language of Conservation: Easements

March 15, 2024

Triangle Land Conservancy offers a variety of conservation options for landowners who want to preserve and protect their land. This includes establishing conservation easements, a voluntary but legally binding agreement which allows the owner to remain in control of their property and use the land, sell it, or pass it on to heirs while forever protecting the land by limiting development.  

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Triangle Land Conservancy conserves 248 acres in Chatham County

November 21, 2023

In June, TLC permanently conserved 248 acres of undeveloped, forested land located between Fearrington Village and Jordan Lake. This beautiful property contains wetlands, streams, and steep slopes that are unusual for the area and critical to the region. The property directly abuts the B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake, one of the largest sources of […]

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Bridging the Gap at Swift Creek Bluffs

October 14, 2023

By Cara Lewis, Senior Communications Manager Often described as an urban oasis, Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve is a hidden gem inside the rapidly growing Triangle metropolis of Cary, NC. One of TLC’s smallest preserves, this precious and protected space is bound by housing developments, a golf course, and the increasingly busy Holly Springs Road.  […]

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Community Action Against Invasive Autumn Olive

August 4, 2023

One of TLC’s most popular public properties, Brumley Nature Preserve is home to 673 acres of mature hardwood, young pine, and alluvial forests that surround streams, wetlands, and ponds. It is also home to thriving populations of invasive species under its forest canopy. From Japanese stiltgrass to tree of heaven, these invaders and others continue […]

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