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

Victory for Fires Creek!

MountainTrue is thrilled to celebrate victory in a successful campaign to protect an inholding within the Fires Creek watershed for permanent conservation as part of the Nantahala National Forest.  >>more

Member Spotlight: Meet Lee McCall

“Though many members of our bio-monitoring team have volunteered together for years, it’s still amazing how excited we get when uncommon critters end up in our kick nets or leaf packs,” Lee says. >>more

Tell Duke Energy to Clean Up Cliffside

Sign the petition and tell Duke to stop polluting the Broad River and the groundwater near the Cliffside power plant with toxic heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and lead. >>more

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‘Let’s Turn Our Community Into A Demonstration Plot’: A Faith Spotlight on Piney Mountain United Methodist Church

‘Let’s Turn Our Community Into A Demonstration Plot’: A Faith Spotlight on Piney Mountain United Methodist Church

MountainTrue is inspired by the example of Piney Mountain United Methodist Church, a congregation east of Candler, NC that has distributed over 1,300 LED light bulbs in their community as an act of love for their neighbors and care for the earth. Piney Mountain Pastor Kevin Bates serves on the Steering Committee of the Creation Care Alliance, and his congregation’s work embodies the heart of CCA’s mission.

Press Release: Duke Energy Request to Raise Energy Bills Would Hurt Working Families, Limit Energy-Efficiency in Western NC

Press Release: Duke Energy Request to Raise Energy Bills Would Hurt Working Families, Limit Energy-Efficiency in Western NC

Macon County– On Tuesday, January 16, residents of Western North Carolina will have the opportunity to gather at the Macon County Courthouse in Franklin to voice their opinions about Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike. Duke Energy Carolinas, which serves 2.2 million customers across the state and much of Western North Carolina, has requested approval to raise residential energy rates by 16.7% and to increase their revenue by approximately $647 million. Public interest advocates call the request an attempt to pass Duke’s coal ash clean up costs to the public, which they say would discourage energy-saving measures and be especially harmful for low-income families.

MountainTrue Defends Old-Growth Forest in Jackson County

MountainTrue Defends Old-Growth Forest in Jackson County

Because old-growth trees like those in the Mossy Oak Project are so rare, so ecologically valuable and take hundreds of years to form, MountainTrue believes that existing old growth on public land should be protected from logging. That’s where we come in. Our Public Lands staff reviews all timber projects in Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests for the presence of old growth.

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