North Carolina Environmental Organizations

Albemarle Education Association

Focused on environmental conservation of the Albemarle watershed

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.

Carolina Wetlands Association

Promoting the importance and value of Wetlands through science-based programs, education, and advocacy.

Carteret County Crossroads

Dedicated to protecting our coastal environment.

Catawba Lands Conservancy

Dedicated To Saving Land And Connecting Lives To Nature.

Catawba Riverkeeper

Advocacy · Education · Protection

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

Elisha Mitchel Audubon Society


Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association

Envisioning a living creek connecting human and natural communities in Durham.

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 State Parks

Supporting the State Parks of North Carolina.

Haw River Assembly

Defending the river since 1982.

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.

Mainspring Conservation Trust

Stewards of the Southern Blue Ridge

Mecklenburg Audubon

Connecting people with birds and their environment

Mountain True

Protecting the Places We Share.

Nature Conservancy of North Carolina

Protecting the Tar Heel State's Natural Wonders

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 Environmental Justice Network

To promote health and environmental equality for all people of North Carolina.

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.

Pearson Audubon Society

Guilford County

Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Connecting People to Preserve Our Planet

Piedmont Land Conservancy

Permanently protects important lands.

River Guardian Foundation

Focused on setting the standard for water protection.


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

Rockingham County Naturalist Club

Bringing the citizens of our county into contact with the beautiful natural world around them, and to teach them about its forests, fields, and rivers.

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.

Sound Rivers

Guarding the health of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins.

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains.

Student Environmental Education Coalition

Cultivating a generation of environmentally literate students.

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

White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance Inc.

The voice of the river

Wild Law

A Nonprofit Environmental Law Firm

Yadkin Riverkeeper

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