Protect The Places We Share

COVID-19 is a wakeup call. This pandemic is testing our health systems, government institutions, and civil society in an unprecedented manner. We need to be there for each other, but also keep vigilant when it comes to protecting our communities and our natural resources.

COVID-19 is overwhelming state and local enforcement authorities, and, in Washington DC, the EPA has largely taken its hands off the wheel when it comes to protecting our environment. But we’re still out there tracking down sources of pollution and advocating for healthier forests and safer communities.

You can still count on MountainTrue to protect our mountain region, and we hope we can count on you to support our work.

When you support MountainTrue, you power:

  • a Public Lands Team hard at work ensuring a management plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests that protects our natural carbon sinks, reduces habitat destruction, and promotes biodiversity.
  • a Land-Use Team that promotes smart growth and community planning so that our continued growth doesn’t come at the expense of our environment.
  • Four Riverkeepers and a Western Region Clean Waters Team that work to reduce urban and agricultural pollution, minimizing levels of E. coli and other harmful pathogens in our rivers and streams, and
  • an Energy Team that has successfully fought to move our region away from coal and is helping to lead us toward a renewable energy future.

Become a monthly donor and make a big impact with a small initial donation.

MountainTrue members pose for a photo on the Pilot Cove Loop Trail in Pisgah National Forest during our Fall Scenic Hike.

MountainTrue’s Public Lands Field Biologist Josh Kelly documents the age of a 200 year-old tree as part of our objection to a timber sale.

Want to give in other ways? Get in touch.

Have questions or ideas around about planned giving, workplace giving, or other kinds of giving to help support MountainTrue? Let’s talk. Contact Amy Finkler, Development and Operations Coordinator, directly at or 828-258-8737 x 209.

Other ways to give!

  • Dedicate your donation: Click the box under the contribution form above to indicate you would like to make your gift in honor or memory of someone special.
  • Workplace giving: A small gift each month can make a large impact. Ask your employer if they participate in (or would like to) EarthShare or the NC State Employees Combined Campaign (#1125)
  • Matching donations: You can often double or even triple your gift to MountainTrue with matching funds provided by your employer. Check with your company’s personnel office to learn if your company offers a gift matching option.
  • Stock: A gift of stock supports MountainTrue and offers you financial benefits. Your broker can transfer securities to MountainTrue.
  • Planned giving: Make a deep and meaningful impact for future generations.

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