About Us

New Look. New Name. Same Commitment to Conservation

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina is excited to announce that through an almost year-long rebranding effort our organization is now known as Three Rivers Land Trust! The organization has a new logo, a new name, but retains the same commitment to local conservation. The formal announcement of the name change was made on August 18, 2018 at our annual RiverDance fundraiser held in downtown Salisbury.

Celebrating our heritage of important Piedmont waterways, the new name is in reference to the Yadkin-Pee Dee, the Uwharrie, and the Rocky Rivers. Each of the ten counties in our service region touches at least one of these important rivers.

Three Rivers Land Trust has the same primary mission and functions as The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, to conserve important natural areas, family farms, historic places, and rural landscapes in Central NC, and to reconnect people to local conservation. The organization will still be housed in Salisbury, North Carolina.

“We are so excited about this next phase of growth for the Land Trust,” states Executive Director Travis Morehead. “We felt we needed to shorten the name and to make it more readily identifiable to the region where we do our conservation work. Three Rivers Land Trust gets at the heart of what we do – conserving land in important watersheds located throughout our region and making our rivers more publicly accessible.”

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect and conserve land, natural areas, rural landscapes, family farms, and historic places within North Carolina’s heartland.

If we expect to enjoy the rural landscapes and natural areas of Central North Carolina in the future, we must act now to conserve them.

The appetite for land seems insatiable. Hundreds of acres of agricultural lands, natural areas and open spaces, historic sites and timberland that have defined Central North Carolina since time immemorial, vanish each day.

Operating in a ten – county region – Anson, Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan and Stanly – The Land Trust believes that we must leave a legacy for future generations.

Our leadership – a broad cross section of citizens like you and me – have come together to offer reasonable, attractive options to landowners who want to save their lands for future generations to enjoy. Our mission is to work thoughtfully and selectively with property owners to preserve our lands, our vistas and the essential nature of our region.

How Are We Funded?

As a private non-profit, we depend upon the generosity of those who care deeply about the central Piedmont. Contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations make it possible for The Land Trust to save lands and preserve our quality of life.


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(704) 647-0302


204 East Innes Street, Suite 280
Salisbury, NC 28144