To promote enjoyment and conservation of native plants and their habitats through education, protection and propagation.
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 preserve the history, heritage and culture of the southern region of the Blue Ridge; protect the Orchard land with its apples, wetlands, butterflies and other natural features; and educate about the unique Appalachian experience for all who come.
To enhance the quality of life in the communities of coastal North Carolina by preserving open space, greenways, and significant natural areas.
To conserve the waters, forests, farms and heritage of the Upper Little Tennessee and Hiwassee River Valleys.
To mobilize diverse voices to defend the forests of the Southern United States from destructive industrial forestry practices.
To protect the water quality and integrity of natural resource systems in the Tar-Pamlico watershed, through a variety of educational, advocacy, and research programs.
To protect land along the Blue Ridge Parkway, assist 23 local land trusts, and connect people to nature.
To empower citizens to be advocates for livable communities and the natural environment of Western North Carolina.
To promote educational, recreational, and interpretive opportunities about natural resources and the Cradle of Forestry