Our values are deeply rooted in conservation.
In supporting local organizations we strive to spread awareness and assist with conservation efforts.
Mayo River State Park
The Mayo River State Park is located in Rockingham County, North Carolina and parts of Virginia.
In June of 2021, Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC) acquired 95 acres adjacent to the park. With 1 mile of river frontage, the land will be used recreationally in the future while also protecting important conservation areas.
The Mayo River is a high conservation target for PLC because of high water quality, endangered fish, and rare aquatic species.
AFC Consulting was honored to join PLC for a tour of the property and support raising awareness for this addition to the park. Footage captured by AFC was used in monthly newsletters to increase stakeholder and public awareness.
Oak Hill Community
Park & Forest
Oak Hill Community Park & Forest is located just outside Morganton, NC. Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina (FCNC) purchased the land in 2020 with plans to convert the 652 acres into a multipurpose park.
When completed, the park will be used for educational and recreational purposes. The park will offer many amenities including camping, hiking and mountain-biking trails, and a lookout for viewing of the South Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains.
In the spring on 2021, AFC Consulting joined FCNC during a meeting with state and local officials regarding the initial phases for the park. AFC captured footage for promotional use and stakeholder awareness.
AFC has provided, and continues to provide, forest canopy analysis for this project. This analysis allows FCNC to document changes in forest use and protect high conservation values.
South Mountains Headwaters Preserve
The South Mountains Headwaters Preserve is located adjacent to South Mountains State Park. In 2020, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina began restoring the native conifer species, Shortleaf Pine, to the tract.
This native forest restoration will improve biodiversity and protect the Jacob Fork and Henry Fork rivers, headwaters of the Catawba River.
Through careful planning and sustainable harvest techniques, loblolly pine stands were harvested to FSC® standards in preparation for the restoration project. While trekking the rugged terrain and viewing areas of newly planted Shortleaf Pine, AFC learned about the high conservation values of the project.