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Catawba Lands Conservancy records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0273

Scope and Contents

The records document the Conservancy’s activities and operations, including efforts to establish the Catawba Wildflower Glen and to protect the Mountain Island Lake Wildlife Refuge. The files also document internal workings of the organization, including activities of the board of directors, efforts to boost membership and participation in Conservancy programs, and liaison relationships with other organizations such as The Land Trust for Central North Carolina. The files contain correspondence, board minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, promotional materials, and newsletters of the Land Trust for Central North Carolina.

Dates

  • 1989 - 2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Catawba Lands Conservancy was established in 1991 as a land trust to preserve areas of environmental, historical, or cultural significance in the Catawba River Basin and the Southern Piedmont region of North Carolina. The Conservancy has been in involved in efforts to preserve natural tracts such as the Catawba Wildflower Glen and Mountain Island Lake Wildlife Refuge. Efforts to preserve the refuge at Mountain Island Lake served as a catalyst for the establishment of the Conservancy. The Conservancy is a non-profit, voluntary organization and is a member of the Land Trust Alliance, an organization dedicated to the conservation of land resources across the United States. The Conservancy has a website located at http://www.catawbalands.org/.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Overview

Records of a land trust established in 1991 to preserve natural areas and open spaces in the Catawba River Basin and the southern Piedmont region of North Carolina. Includes correspondence, board minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and newsletters of the Land Trust for Central North Carolina.

Arrangement

Arranged in twelve series: 1. Annual reports; 2. Catawba Wildflower Glen; 3. Charlotte-Mecklneburg Earth Day Coalition; 4. Communicator; 5. Information & promotional materials; 6. Land Trust for Central NC; 7. Market study 2000; 8. Meeting minutes; 9. Mountain Island Lake Conservancy; 10. Newsclippings and publications; 11. Outlook; 12. Haywood Rankin correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Richard E. Rankin.

Accruals

New materials from the CLC are periodically sent to the UNCC Special Collections and are added to the collection upon arrival.

Processing Information

Processed by James Kusik, September 2000.
Title
Catawba Lands Conservancy records
Status
Completed
Author
James Kusik, September 2000, updated by Robert A. McInnes, in 2011.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated