To promote the visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains.
To promote the development of the social, economic, and educational life of the communities of Burke and Caldwell Counties.
Partner with private landowners to voluntarily protect farmland and lands with scenic and ecological value using conservation easements.
BREDL's mission is environmental education in at-risk communities.
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area serves as the steward of the living traditions of our region, protecting and promoting the unique music, crafts, outdoors, foodways and Cherokee culture unique to Western North Carolina. Honoring the past, we make investments in rural communities for the benefit of present and future generations.
To protect and preserve the Blue Ridge Parkway for future generations.
To promote equality, safety, and quality of life for western North Carolina’s LGBTQ and allied communities, working as a united community through advocacy, celebration, education and service.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture is a women-led organization that builds an equitable, sustainable High Country local food system by supporting producers and cultivating community connections that educate, inspire, and increase the demand for local food.
To work for charity, religion, education and better interfaith relations.