North Carolina Environmental Organizations

Appalachian Voices

Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

Providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife, supporting the wildlife rehabilitation network, and offering conservation education to the community.

Audubon North Carolina

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

Bald Head Island Conservancy

A leader in barrier island conservation, preservation and education.

Blue Ridge Audubon

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

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


Your advocates for healthy air.

Clean Water for North Carolina

Promoting clean, safe water and empowered, just communities

Coastal Carolina Riverwatch

Protecting quality of water and quality of life in Coastal North Carolina.

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.

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.


A non-profit professional forestry organization dedicated to conserving and restoring our Appalachian forests through education and stewardship.

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.

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.

Forsyth Audubon

Forsyth County

Friends of Plant Conservation

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

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 Friends of State Parks

Supporting the State Parks 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.

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.

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

Yadkin Riverkeeper

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

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