Your Planning Journey As a landowner or citizen, you’ve seen North Carolina’s rapid population growth and the change in rural landscape. Private working lands* (farms and forests are natural engines that drive the economy while providing clean air and water, wildlife habitat, groundwater recharge and recreational areas. Yet, our working lands are at risk from the threats and pressures of unplanned development. As you explore your options you’ll find that every landowner can benefit from land conservation planning in the short and longer-term. A plan is essential. Below are a list of helpful agencies and organizations that can help guide you on your planning journey.
A directory website that allows you to search for appraisers by state and zip code.
The Conservation Fund
410 Market Street, Suite 360
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Mission is to save land for future generations. Seek to balance environmental and economic goals for a win-win.
Conservation Trust for North Carolina
1028 Washington St.
Raleigh, NC 27605
Works with local land trusts, landowners, communities, and government agencies to protect North Carolina’s streams, forests, farms, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat, parks and trails.
For woodland owners. Information on resources. List of cost-share programs available under USDA Farm Bill. Information on how to apply for financial assistance.
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
Program Information: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/farm-bill
Provides farmers and ranchers financial and technical assistance to implement conservation methods.
North Carolina Appraisal Board
5830 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Provides information on finding a qualified appraiser as well as a Search feature which allows you verify appraiser licensure.
North Carolina Board of Registration for Foresters
P.O. Box 27393
Provides an alphabetical list of registered foresters in North Carolina (under Registered Foresters tab).
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Campus Box 7602
Raleigh, NC 27695-7602
Provides the public meetings, workshops, personal consultations and other educational opportunities on topics related to sustainable agriculture, forestry and protecting the environment.
North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Deliver state and federal Farm Bill conservation programs involving water quality practices, farmland protection, wetlands restoration and wildlife habitat enhancement.
North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners
Customer Service Representative, Vanessa Willett
Provides information helpful in selecting a CPA.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Trust Fund
2 West Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forest; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources.
North Carolina East Alliance
1020 Red Banks Road, Suite 202
Greenville, NC 27858
Works with state, local and national economic development organizations to help existing industry expand through marketing and recruitment, building economic capacity, and location assistance.
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
Promotes collaborative stewardship among North Carolina’s citizens, government regulators and the business community in order to maintain and enhance the environment and natural resources.
North Carolina Farm Bureau
5301 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
Ph: (919) 782-1705
http://www.ncfb.org/A private, nonprofit, grassroots organization that promotes farm and rural issues through governmental relations, marketing, field representation, agricultural education, member services and more.
North Carolina State Bar
Provides a list of practicing lawyers as well as information helpful in choosing a lawyer.
North Carolina Forest Service
Central Office: 1616 Mail Service Center
State agency that promotes the protection, management and development of NC’s forest resources. Offices are located in every county.
North Carolina Forestry Association
1600 Glenwood Avenue,
Raleigh, NC 27608
Ph: (919) 834-3943
Is a private, nonprofit organization which promotes healthy, productive forests by supporting the efforts of landowners and forest related businesses and organizations who responsibly manage and use their forests.
North Carolina Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation, Inc.
5171 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
A public non-profit organization which promotes wise use and treatment of land, water, and related resources.
The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Field Office
334 Blackwell Street, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27701
A conservation organization which works to protect ecologically important lands and waters.
USDA Service Center Locator
Use interactive map to find your county USDA office. Information how to apply for cost-share programs under the Farm Bill