About Us


For 30 years, the Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner, marshaling grassroots support to keep our forests healthy, our air and water clean, and our communities vibrant.

With a combination of policy advocacy, scientific research, and community collaboration, the Alliance and its chapters throughout Western North Carolina unleash the power of citizens voices to protect the natural heritage of our region, so that people and the environment can thrive.

Today we focus on a core set of issues sensible land use, restoring public forests, and improving water quality that have high impact on the environmental health and long-term prosperity of our region.

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A legal challenge on behalf of the Western North Carolina Alliance and Trout Unlimited against a permit for a golf course development ended in an agreement that reduced the planned course’s impact on headwater trout streams by almost half—from 3,132 linear feet of stream impacts in the original design to 1,655 in the revised design.