Rich Mountain Conservancy
PO Box 127, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718
A 501(c)(3) charitable organization
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Macon Patton – President
Mike McShane – Vice-president
Johnny Warren – Secretary
Hank Birdsong – Treasurer
Lisa Bankoff – Board Member
Marshall McCallie – Board Member
Chuck McGrady – Board Member
Gus Napier – Board Member
William Scherer – Board Member

Thanks to everyone that helped preserve Rich Mountain! We are no longer soliciting donations.

Between 2007 and 2010 we raised close to $500,000 to purchase the majority of Rich Mountain, thanks to many generous donors.  The only part of the mountain that the Conservation Fund retained was the very summit of the mountain, which is currently leased by the State of North Carolina.  In 2013 we were able to purchase the remaining acreage and Rich Mountain is now preserved in perpetuity!

Why we are protecting and preserving this area as a responsibly managed forest land:

  • As the headwaters of the Little River watershed, Rich Mountain has a huge influence over water quality downstream.
  • The proximity to DuPont State Forest opens the possibility of establishing a link of conserved land stretching from Rich Mountain to Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina. (see map).
  • Beautiful vistas will remain available to the public from the mountain.
  • Transylvania County will have an unspoiled mountain landscape that is visible from large sections of the county.
  • Rich Mountain provides habitat protection for game animals & at least one North Carolina endangered species of Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus).


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The Rich Mountain Conservancy is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Rich Mountain Conservancy are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.