North Carolina Environmental Organizations

Appalachian Voices

Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region

Audubon North Carolina

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

Audubon Society of Forsyth County

Forsyth County

Bald Head Island Conservancy

A leader in barrier island conservation, preservation and education.

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 Mountain Land Conservancy

Partners with landowners and organizations to protect land and water resources.

Carteret County Crossroads

Dedicated to protecting our coastal environment.

Catawba Lands Conservancy

Dedicated To Saving Land And Connecting Lives To Nature.

Clean Air Carolina

Your advocates for healthy air.

Clean Water for North Carolina

Promoting clean, safe water and empowered, just communities

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

Reconnecting children and families to nature.

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.

Duke Natural History Society

An informal group of people in the greater Duke community interested in nature.

Earth Share North Carolina


Focusing on green infrastructure, water quality, energy conservation/renewable energy and recycling.

Elisha Mitchel Audubon Society


Eno River Association

Dedicated to conserving and protecting the nature, culture, and history of the Eno River basin.

Environment North Carolina

A statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

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.

Friends of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Helping protect the natural treasures of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Friends of South Ellerbe Creek

Conserving and enhancing the scenic, recreational, natural and historic qualities of South Ellerbe Creek and its landscape in the upper-Neuse River Basin.

Friends of State Parks

Supporting the State Parks of North Carolina.

Great Smoky Mountains Audubon Society

Stand. Watch. Listen.

High Country Audubon Society

Serving Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Wilkes counties

Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin, and Scaly Mountain in Western North Carolina

Land Trust for Central North Carolina

Working with property owners to preserve our lands, our vistas and the essential nature of our region.

Land Trust for the Little Tennessee

Dedicating to conserving the waters, forests, farms, and heritage of the Upper Little Tennessee and Hiwassee River valleys.

Mecklenburg Audubon

Connecting people with birds and their environment


Protecting the Places We Share.

Nature Conservancy of North Carolina

Protecting the Tar Heel State's Natural Wonders

Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation

Protects, restores and preserves the Neuse River basin.

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 Land Trust

Saving the lands you love along the coast.

North Carolina Conservation Network

A statewide network of over 90 environmental, community and environmental justice organizations.

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters

Turning environmental values into NC priorities.

North Carolina Rail-Trails

Working with communities across North Carolina to create trails for public use on abandoned rail corridors.

North Carolina Wildflower Preservation Society

Promoting enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina's native plants and their habitats.

Open Space Protection Collaborative

A joint effort of six land conservation organizations to increase the pace of voluntary preservation of open space.

Pacolet Area Conservancy

Saving the places you love.

Pamlico-Tar River Foundation

Dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the environmental quality of the Tar-Pamlico River and its watershed.

Pearson Audubon Society

Guilford County

Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Connecting People to Preserve Our Planet

Piedmont Land Conservancy

Permanently protects important lands.

Preserve Carolina

Prevent fracking in North Carolina


Spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries.

Sandhills Area Land Trust

Working with private landowners to negotiate voluntary conservation agreements on private property.

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.

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains.

Tar River Land Conservancy

Saving the Places You Love.

Toxic Free NC

Fighting pesticide pollution since 1986

Triangle Land Conservancy

Improving Our Lives Through Conservation

Wake Audubon Society

Raleigh and Wake County

Wild Law

A Nonprofit Environmental Law Firm

Yadkin Riverkeeper

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