Clean Waters.

Restoring and protecting our water quality for healthy ecosystems and recreational resources

Resilient Forests.

Working to safeguard our public forests and wildlife

Healthy communities.

Helping 23 counties improve the quality of development

Green energy.

Supporting initiatives for clean, homegrown energy for our NC communities

Ward Mill Dam on the Watauga River Has Been Removed

The removal is a huge win for local aquatic wildlife, and also preserves the historic sawmill and buildings on the surrounding grounds. >>more

Join A MountainTrue Guided Adventure

It’s easier to stand up for shared places when we know them well. Discover the first wildflowers of spring, peek underwater for rarely seen fish and experience the river by the light of the moon. >>more

Sign Up For Community Bulk Solar Campaign!

MountainTrue is a core member of Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, a community bulk-purchasing effort to make solar energy more affordable and accessible. >>more

Upcoming Events

  1. Bryson City Downtown Walking Tour

    August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Fontana Lake Paddle Outing

    August 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. MountainTrue University: Managing Nonnative invasive plants

    August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. 2nd Annual Broad River Fishing Tournament

    August 28 - September 6
  5. Urban Bike Tour

    September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

MountainTrue News

MT Raleigh: Senate Budget Includes Enviro Investments. Will the House Follow?

MT Raleigh: Senate Budget Includes Enviro Investments. Will the House Follow?

This year’s state budget could include crucial investments in water quality, the environment, and public lands. We need your help to win support for much-needed funding to clean up WNC rivers and protect our environment. Take action today and help us win a better budget for our communities and the environment.

Sarah Ogletree Hired as the Next Director of the Creation Care Alliance

Sarah Ogletree Hired as the Next Director of the Creation Care Alliance

The Creation Care Alliance is pleased to announce that Sarah Ogletree will be our next director. Sarah comes to us from our close partner, NC Interfaith Power and Light, where she has been for the last three years. Her dedication to seeking justice for both people and planet shines through in all aspects of her life, and she has consistently been recognized with awards for her leadership, dedication and excellence. Join us in welcoming Sarah!

Jackson County Wins the 2021 Bioblitz

Jackson County Wins the 2021 Bioblitz

After two weeks of hard-nosed competition, Jackson County has won the 2021 Bioblitz over Watauga and Transylvania Counties. Overall, 46 people contributed 2,947 observations and 317 people helped with the identification of 1,228 species. While Jackson County had 1,403 observations to Watauga County’s 1,068, the competition for the most species was much tighter – Jackson county prevailed 738 to 681. Transylvania County came in a distant third with 472 observations and 279 species.

 

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