847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

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Organizations Filed Purposes: To protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of the natural world.

Land Protection Program The Land Protection Program conserves natural resources by protecting lands including water quality, endangered and threatened species, critical habitat for wildlife, important agricultural soils, scenic views, and opportunities for public recreation. From July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2020, Conserving Carolina protected 1,522.97 acres at 17 sites in 4 counties in North Carolina, including: - 86 acres at 3 sites in Henderson County - 25 acres at 1 site in Polk County - 53 acres at 1 site in Rutherford County - 578 acres at 3 sites in Transylvania County

- 3.11 acres in Transylvania County by acquiring conservation easements on both banks of the East Fork of the French Broad River In addition, Conserving Carolina conveyed fee simple title to 402.62 acres to the State of North Carolina for addition to DuPont State Recreational Forest. Stewardship, Restoration, and Public Access: Conserving Carolina continued to steward and enforce the conservation easements it holds, while striving to bring the most current scientific land management resources to our partner landowners. Conserving Carolina also continued its management of the properties it owns by partnering with federal and state agencies, volunteers, and others to increase biological diversity, enhance wildlife habitat, and address other land management needs. Among

restoration projects, Conserving Carolina installed pollinator habitat on public and private conserved properties, actively engaged restoration projects on private lands and lands that it owns, and continued to combat non-native invasive plant species throughout its service area. Conserving Carolina began extensive wetland and stream restoration projects at two sites in Henderson County. Conserving Carolina partnered with state and local governments to create a new public park in Transylvania County and to advance greenways, multi-use paths, and trails for a multitude of user groups throughout the region by creating new opportunities for trail construction and maintaining existing trails. Education and Outreach: Conserving Carolina continues to educate the public through a variety of avenues including print and social media stories and various events. Conserving Carolina also continues to encourage and facilitate public engagement with conserved and protected areas through outings, hikes, and its Hiking Challenge program, as well as regular volunteer and service learning opportunities including hosting numerous Alternative Spring Break programs. Conserving Carolina hosted two Speaker's Series of informational talks on topics relevant to conservation and the environment. Conserving Carolina continued the administration of AmeriCorps Project Conserve, a federally sponsored program which placed AmeriCorps members with conservation nonprofits and government agencies across western North Carolina. The project engages individuals in 6- to 11- month terms of service. By promoting additional community volunteerism, Project Conserve provides over 35,000 hours of service annually to the conservation of land, water and other natural resources in the region. Conserving Carolina also continued its Summer of Service program which engaged 7 high school-aged youth in 300 hours of service between June and August and provided them with life skills and leadership training opportunities.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Kieran RoeExecutive Director40$99,401
Kent WilcoxBoard Member1.34$0
Mark TooleyBoard Member1.44$0
Shuford SmithBoard Member4.18$0
Mark RobsonBoard Member0.54$0
Diana RichardsBoard Member2.21$0
Brad ReedyBoard Member1.15$0
Lee MulliganBoard Member0.57$0
Rick MerrillBoard Member1.43$0
Elizabeth B LambBoard Member0.93$0
Steve KingBoard Member2.98$0
David HumphreyBoard Member0.6$0
Mike EganBoard Member1.78$0
Elizabeth DiceyBoard Member1.72$0
Genien CarlsonBoard Member0.98$0
Bob CannonBoard Member1.17$0
Mark ByingtonBoard Member1.18$0
Carol BartolBoard Member2.74$0
Patrick CaffertyBoard Member1.41$0
Mary Jo PadgettSecretary2.57$0
Ryan CannonTreasurer0.66$0
Rebecca BarnesVice President1.01$0
Connie BacklundPresident5.95$0

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