Welcome to Montreat Landcare

We are a community-based group of volunteers working on conservation projects that contribute to positive environmental, social, and economic outcomes for the town of Montreat, North Carolina.

Certified Wildlife Habitat

Montreat is the first Town in North Carolina to join the ranks of a few select communities across the country that are certified as a Community Wildlife Habitats by the National Wildlife Federation.

Conservation Easement

In 2004 the Mountain Retreat Association placed about 2,500 acres of wilderness property into a conservation easement.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM. For location call (828) 669-8002 ext. 301.

About Us

We are charged with the task of organizing projects to protect, to preserve, and to present the natural features of our cove.

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Projects

In collaboration with various organizations, we have identified key projects to implement ranging from erosion control to environmental education to electric vehicles.

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Get Involved

To learn more and volunteer with Montreat Landcare, contact us at (828) 669-8002 or info@montreatlandcare.org

Winter Is Time to Watch for Woolly Adelgids on Montreat Hemlocks

Hemlock trees are an iconic symbol of Montreat. Yet they are endangered and are being destroyed locally and across our region by a tiny insect, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae), which was introduced accidentally from southern Japan. Winter is the time when...

About the town of Montreat

Montreat, North Carolina, is a secluded mountain cove community nestled at the foot of Greybeard Mountain and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located in the far eastern portion of Buncombe County near the Eastern Continental Divide. We are blessed with a great variety of native flora and fauna, gently flowing streams, and gorgeous mountain vistas.