Farmland Protection Directory

Mainspring Conservation Trust
PO BOX 1148, Franklin, NC 28744
Phone Number
(825) 524-2711
Type of Entity
Land trust
Year Created
State(s) of Operation
Georgia, North Carolina
Counties of Operation
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain, North Carolina, and Rabun County, Georgia.
Types of Resources Protected
Farm / ranch land
Historic / cultural resources
Important natural areas / wildlife habitat
Open space
Recreation land
Urban parks / gardens / open space
Water resources including wetlands
Working forest land
Board / Staff Connection to Agriculture
Soil and Water Conservation District
Other Activities / Programs Offered that Support Farmers and/or Ranchers
Lease land to farmers or ranchers
Sell protected farms or ranches to commercial operators
Activities Planned for the Next 5 Years
Accept donated easements on farms and / or ranches
Buy easements on farms and / or ranches
Buy farms and / or ranches in fee
Lease land to farmers and / or ranchers

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