NEWS & ARTICLES
Spring Naturefest: A Celebration of Nature and Conservation
Davidson, NC - Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) hosted its highly
The lasting legacy of a ‘true Southern gentleman farmer that loved the land’
The most remarkable conservationist you might never have heard of
Williams Volunteers Enhance Wildlife Habitat at Fisher Farm
Davidson, NC - On Wednesday, April 19th, Davidson Lands Conservancy
Arbor Day Celebration Brings New Trees to Jackson Street
About 50 eager Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) volunteers gathered on
DLC Seeks Reaccreditation – Public Notice
Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC), a nationally accredited land trust, is
DLC seeks a full or part-time Associate Director position
The Conservancy seeks a full or part-time Associate Director (AD)
Conservation Education: Mud, smiles, and learning
On Friday morning, January 20, the partnership teams of Davidson
Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) hosted a Conservation Celebration on Saturday,
Davidson Lands Conservancy Celebrates GivingTuesday with its Four Pillars of Conservation
Davidson Lands Conservancy is committed to preserving our open lands,
Davidson conservationists helped spare trees, natural areas in path of stream project – and save Mecklenburg County $1 million
When Mecklenburg County scheduled the $5 million “restoration” of the
Davidson’s Treasure Trees
You may have noticed small, diamond-shaped signs appearing on trees
DLC joins 1% for the Planet as Nonprofit Partner
We are pleased to announce Davidson Lands Conservancy has joined
Davidson College Recognizes Conservancy as Key Partner
Davidson Lands Conservancy was recognized as the “Outstanding Community Partner”
How Does Your Native Garden Grow?
The Davidson Cornelius Child Development Center recently completed a makeover
DLC Board Retreat: Emotion Meets Productivity
The Bragg family farm and barn provided the perfect setting
Teamwork Powers Stewardship
Dozens of packed trash bags, hundreds of pounds of wood
World of Wonder Hosts Nature and Music Family Outing
March 20, 2022 On a gorgeous spring Sunday, families gathered
NC CTAN Urges Davidson Communities to Preserve and Plant Urban Trees
NC CTAN Urges Davidson Communities to Preserve and Plant Urban
NC Wildlife Federation adds DLC as an affiliate
The Davidson Lands Conservancy is now an affiliate of the
Board Members Elected at DLC’s Annual Meeting and New Officers Announced
At DLC’s annual meeting on December 5th, held at the
Davidson K8 Nature Observatory Work Day: Bridges to Conservation
Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) and Catawba Lands Conservancy partnered with
June Kimmel: A beloved member of the DLC family
Davidson has lost a beloved member of its family. June
Scouts Remove Barbed Wire Fence at Fisher Farm
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, BSA Troop 171 out of
Girl Scout Troop 610 Gives Cookie Money for Pollinators
Troop 610 contacted DLC earlier this spring with a generous
Around Town Day of Volunteerism with DLC!
DLC hosted 2 clean up events on May 1, 2021
Local Teen Brings Learning Outdoors
Claire Alexander, a sophomore at Hough High School, is completing
Good For The Soul: 2020 Volunteer Of The Year Janet Andersen
Janet Andersen, our 2020 Volunteer of the Year, has served
Collecting All Critters: Can Stream Restoration Bring Back The Bugs?
Davidson College student researches stream health in the DK8 Nature
Community Collaboration Advances Beaty Park Plans
Beaty Park lies at the intersection of North Main Street
Generous Conservationist Conserves Land, Requests Privacy
In January, the Davidson Lands Conservancy permanently conserved an extraordinary
2021 Vision for DLC: A conversation with Executive Director Dave Cable
When did you first become aware of the importance of
Executive Director Dave Cable featured on The Best of LKN Podcast
DLC Executive Director, Dave Cable, joins The Best of LKN
Author Chat – James Canton’s The Oak Papers
On Sunday, March 21, Main Street Books and Davidson Lands
Town of Davidson’s Sustainability and Natural Assets Plan Moves Forward
In August 2020, Sustainability and Natural Assets was added as
Arbor Day at Abersham Park
A chilly first day of spring welcomed over 40 enthusiastic
Planting Trees Benefits Everyone
Learn more about how TreesDavidson is working with our community
Davidson College Students Forward DLC’s Mission
DLC is grateful for decades of collaboration with Davidson College
The Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb 12-15, 2021
Each year people from around the world come together to
Have you seen the Piebald Whitetale deer?
Here’s something you don’t see every day. This is a
Davidson Lands Conservancy holds 20th annual meeting
Davidson Lands Conservancy hosted its 20th Annual Meeting—virtually—on December 6,
Beaty Park: Diamond in the Rough
Volunteers gathered on Saturday, November 21, for a community
Conservation in Davidson, NC
In the metro Charlotte area, there are high rates of land-use change from rural and agricultural uses towards greater development. This development is an important and necessary aspect to the growing economy of metro Charlotte, but balancing the rush to expand with natural ecology, sustainable planning, and green infrastructure are important aspects of a developing landscape. This paper will serve as a summary of the conservation issues in Davidson and the metro Charlotte region as well as highlight the importance of conservation in land use planning as the region is increasingly pressured to develop land.
Fun and Doing Good at Fisher Farm
October 24, 2020 A beautiful fall morning at Fisher
Nature on the GO!
World of Wonder—WOW— is a partnership between Davidson Lands Conservancy
Conservation Connections: Predicting Patterns of Extinction
Research in a Davidson College biology lab connects directly to
Volunteer Spotlight: Sasha Hase, World of Wonder
Sasha’s passion for nature and the outdoors led her to
Trees Davidson: “I think that I shall never see…”
Trees play a critical role in the beauty, health, and
Blazing New Trails
DLC is proud to announce an exciting design plan for
Update: Land Conservation and Stewardship
Three project areas for land protection are active at present,
From the Board President: Focus on the Future
Twenty years ago, Davidson leaders shared a vision to develop
The Importance of Local Conservation
Ethan Landen, a senior biology major at Davidson who has
Four Pillars of Success
Your Lands Conservancy has been on a six-month journey
Preserving Davidson’s Community Forest
Shown above: Dave Cable, Executive Director, plants a tree
Gifts from the Urban Forest
by Dave Cable “The one who plants trees,
Winners of DLC’s first ever nature photo contest!
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to our summer nature
Fallen Hero – Obituary for Colin Stuart Shaw
Colin Shaw died peacefully at home on May 17, 2020.
Virtual Earth Day Was an Epic Celebration!
On April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, DLC
Davidson College Intern Ethan Landen Takes on Urbanization Project
A rising senior, Ethan Landen, a biology major at Davidson
Most Wanted Backyard Invasive Plant Species
Here, you will find a list of many of the
Land Conservation Report
The Conservancy’s Land Acquisition Committee recently held its monthly meeting
Science Corner – Tick Research Project: We don’t have a lot to worry about!
Davidson College Grad, Madeline Seagle ’20, studied tick abundance in
Nature-lovers’ Reading Corner
Both of our summer reading recommendations come from DLC
Stay at Home Weed Pull!
Stay at Home Weed Pull – Clearing the way for
Tips for an Earth-Friendly Lawn
During this time of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
Backyard Composting 101
Composting is a fantastic way to keep your food waste
50th Anniversary of Earth Day – Virtual Celebration!
Alright, Team Earth, it's finally here...the 50th anniversary of Earth
Leaf Chromatography – SciArt Experiment for Kids!
A lot of schools are on Spring Break right now,
Hula Hoop Ecology – Backyard Science Idea
Now that most of us are sheltering at home (HUGE
Autumn Rierson Michael Steps Down as Davidson Lands Conservancy Executive Director – Dave Cable to be Interim Executive Director
Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) announces today that Autumn Rierson
Annual Search for the Spotted Salamander was a WOW!
Once again, Allen Lloyd, local herpetologist, led a magical
STEAMfest at Woodlawn was a huge success!
Both DLC and World of Wonder (WOW) had booths
Annual Meeting December 17, 2019
Members will have the opportunity to vote for incoming
The BIG reveal: It’s a monarch!
It's Christmas in Davidson time again! You can vote
Davidson K-8 School Nature Preserve
The DLC and town of Davidson are thrilled to
Davidson Lands Conservancy Recognized for Accreditation Achievement at National Conference
Davidson Lands Conservancy was recognized as a newly accredited land trust at the Accreditation Awards Ceremony held during the 32nd annual Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 17-19. Autumn Rierson Michael, Executive Director, accepted the award on behalf of DLC in recognition of this accreditation achievement.
Check out our upcoming WOW family outings!
WOW OUTINGS FOR CHILDREN WITH THEIR FAMILIES September 7, 1:00
Community Dinner at Summit Outpost: Fundraiser for DLC THIS WEDNESDAY!
Join us this Wednesday, July 31st from 5 to
Apollo 11 anniversary and Stargazing Event were out of this world!
Much thanks to Professor Kristen Thompson of Davidson College
Communications Committee Help Davidson Lands Conservancy develop and implement
Education and Outreach
Education Volunteer Join our World of Wonder, a family-focused
Join us for Run for Green 2019!
Davidson Lands Conservancy is pleased to host its 14th annual Run for Green on Saturday, September 14, 2019. This is a morning of races for all ages and abilities that supports our efforts to protect natural areas, open spaces, greenways, and trails.
Meet our intern: Welcome to Oğuzhan Çölkesen!
We are thrilled to have Oğuzhan join the DLC
Students protect monarch butterfly habitat!
Each year at Fisher Farm, 2nd graders from Woodlawn
Davidson Lands Conservancy Earns National Recognition
Davidson, NC (Feb. 27, 2019) – Today, Davidson Lands
The Davidson Lands Conservancy Earns National Recognition!
MEDIA RELEASE: February 27, 2019 FROM: Davidson Lands
Davidson Lands Conservancy Announces New Conservation Easement!
MEDIA RELEASE: December 17, 2018 FROM: Davidson Lands Conservancy
Run for Green – THANK YOU to Our Sponsors!
The Davidson Lands Conservancy wishes to extend our heartfelt "THANK
Trees Planted – March 2018
With special thanks to our iQmetrix volunteers, TreesDavidson planted
DLC Annual Meeting 2017
Thanks so much to all who attended our DLC Annual
Annual Meeting 2017
Davidson Land Conservancy’s annual meeting will be held at
Run for Green 2017 – A Huge Success!
Thank you to both our runners and our many sponsors
Randy Kincaid Greenway Faces Challenges
Impacts on the greenway from a significant storm and development work have been remediated.
Go Fish Gray Stanback Lake Norman—the huge artificial lake
Dropping Like Stones
Dropping Like Stones Gray Stanback If you’ve ever driven
Feeling A Warm Spell
Feeling a Warm Spell Gray Stanback Right now, it’s
Gaining a Yard
Gaining a Yard Gray Stanback Your first experience with
Invasion of the Aliens
Invasion of the Aliens Gray Stanback An alien invasion
Every year, birdwatchers around the world take part in
Registration is Now Open for Run for Green 2017!
Lake Norman's most popular road race returns on September
The 13th Annual Green Ball is March 18th!
Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual Green Ball on
Perfect day for our Annual Meeting
Last Sunday, November 6th, we hosted our 16th Annual Meeting