North Carolina Environmental Organizations

Albemarle Education Association

Focused on environmental conservation of the Albemarle watershed

Appalachian Voices

Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region

Audubon North Carolina

Helping conserve and restore the North Carolina habitats we share with all wildlife, focusing on the needs of birds.

Audubon Society of Forsyth County

Forsyth County

Bald Head Island Conservancy

A leader in barrier island conservation, preservation and education.

Blue Ridge Conservancy

Saving the places you love.

Cape Fear Audubon Society

serving Brunswick, Pender, New Hanover, and Onslow counties.

Cape Fear River Watch

Voice of the Cape Fear

Carolina Bird Club

Represents and supports the birding community in the Carolinas.

Carolina Butterfly Society

Emphasizes identifying and watching butterflies in the field and garden rather than collecting them.

Carolina Wetlands Association

Promoting the importance and value of Wetlands through science-based programs, education, and advocacy.

Catawba Lands Conservancy

Dedicated To Saving Land And Connecting Lives To Nature.

Catawba Riverkeeper

Advocacy · Education · Protection

Clean Air Carolina

Your advocates for healthy air.

Clean Water for North Carolina

Promoting clean, safe water and empowered, just communities

Coastal Land Trust

Saving the lands you love along the coast.

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

Reconnecting children and families to nature.

Conserving Carolina

Mountains. Foothills. Rivers. Farms. For Nature and People. Forever.

Crystal Coast Waterkeeper

Protecting & enhancing the waters of Bogue Sound, Back Sound, Core Sound, and offshore Atlantic Ocean.

Dan River Basin Association

Preserving and promoting the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River Basin.

Davidson Lands Conservancy

Works with willing landowners to save land in the Davidson, North Carolina area.

Dogwood Alliance

We can choose to protect, rather than destroy, our forests.

Earth Share North Carolina

Our Health. Our Economy. Our Quality of Life.

Elisha Mitchel Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association

Envisioning a living creek connecting human and natural communities in Durham.

Eno River Association

Dedicated to conserving and protecting the nature, culture, and history of the Eno River basin.

Environment North Carolina

A statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

Empowering Educators for a Healthier Environment

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

Working to preserve and protect the places we all love across the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills.

Friends of Plant Conservation

Conserving North Carolina's imperiled plants in their natural habitat by supporting ​the NC Plant Conservation Program.

Friends of State Parks

Supporting the State Parks of North Carolina.

Friends of the Western North Carolina Nature Center

Creating awareness and providing financial resources in support of the Nature Center- Asheville’s Wildlife Park.

Haw River Assembly

Defending the river since 1982.

High Country Audubon Society

Serving Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Wilkes counties

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Saving Special Places Since 1909.

Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin, and Scaly Mountain in Western North Carolina

Mainspring Conservation Trust

Stewards of the Southern Blue Ridge

Mecklenburg Audubon

Connecting people with birds and their environment

Mountain True

Protecting the Places We Share.

Nature Conservancy of North Carolina

Protecting the Tar Heel State's Natural Wonders

New Hope Audubon Society

Serving Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties in central North Carolina.

New River Conservancy

Protecting the waters, woodlands and wildlife of the New River Watershed.

North Carolina Coastal Federation

Working Together for a Healthy Coast.

North Carolina Conservation Network

A statewide network of over 90 environmental, community and environmental justice organizations.

North Carolina Environmental Justice Network

To promote health and environmental equality for all people of North Carolina.

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters

Turning environmental values into NC priorities.

North Carolina Native Plant Society

Promoting enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina's native plants and their habitats.

Pearson Audubon Society

Guilford County

Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Connecting People to Preserve Our Planet

Piedmont Land Conservancy

Permanently protects important lands.

River Guardian Foundation

Focused on setting the standard for water protection.


Spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries.

Rockingham County Naturalist Club

Bringing the citizens of our county into contact with the beautiful natural world around them, and to teach them about its forests, fields, and rivers.

Sandhills Area Land Trust

Working with private landowners to negotiate voluntary conservation agreements on private property.

Save Our Sandhills

Seeks to save and protect the Sandhills woods, streams, farmland, and wildlife.

Sierra Club - North Carolina Chapter

Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Sound Rivers

Guarding the health of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins.

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains.

Student Environmental Education Coalition

Promoting environmental literacy by empowering youth to become environmental leaders.

Tar River Land Conservancy

Saving the Places You Love.

Three Rivers Land Trust

Protecting and conserving land, natural areas, rural landscapes, family farms, and historic places within North Carolina’s central Piedmont.

Toxic Free NC

Fighting pesticide pollution since 1986

Triangle Land Conservancy

Improving Our Lives Through Conservation

Umstead Coalition

Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area.

Wake Audubon Society

Raleigh and Wake County

White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance Inc.

The voice of the river

Wild Law

A Nonprofit Environmental Law Firm

Yadkin Riverkeeper

Respecting, protecting, and improving the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin.