Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership

Project Description

The NC WRC Piedmont Cooperative Land Conservation Project participates in and coordinates the Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership (GUCP). The mission of the GUCP is to work for the long-term conservation and enhancement of biological diversity and ecosystem sustainability throughout the Greater Uwharrie Landscape, compatible with the land use, conservation and management objectives of participating organizations and agencies. The GUCP seeks to work cooperatively with private landowners and industry, local governments, county, state and federal agencies, and non-profit-organizations t...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Montgomery County, NC
Project Size:
  • 1739090.75 acres

Project Sites

  • GUHP boundary

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission

Primary Goals:

  • Enhance communication among partners.
  • Encourage policies that maintain and enhance our important natural areas.
  • Work to find the best options for preserving important conservation areas.
  • Prioritize and guide on-the-ground-conservation efforts.
  • Work to create a network of conservation lands by protecting landscape corridors and buffering sensitive habitats.
  • Learn from and offer information and resources to landowners and local governments.

Consistent With Plans:

  • State Wildlife Action Plan
    This project meets goals 1, 2, and 3 described in the Plan.

Targeted Habitats:

  • Aquatic
    • Rivers and Streams
  • Forests and Woodlands
  • Shrublands and Grasslands
  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted Species:

  • A Pitcher Plant Moth Exyra ridingsii
  • American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  • American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  • Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  • Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis
  • Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  • Barn Owl Tyto alba
  • Barred Owl Strix varia
  • Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  • Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
  • Eastern Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger
  • Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
  • Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  • Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  • Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum
  • Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
  • Greensboro Burrowing Crayfish Cambarus catagius
  • Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  • Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
  • Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
  • King Rail Rallus elegans
  • Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  • Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  • Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata
  • Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
  • Meadow Jumping Mouse Zapus hudsonius
  • Mole Salamander Ambystoma talpoideum
  • Mud Salamander Pseudotriton montanus
  • Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  • Northern Oak Hairstreak Satyrium favonius ontario
  • Northern Scarletsnake Cemophora coccinea copei
  • Pine Barrens Treefrog Hyla andersonii
  • Pitcher Plant Moth Exyra fax
  • Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
  • Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
  • Pygmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius
  • Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat Corynorhinus rafinesquii rafinesquii
  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis
  • Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  • Red Cornsnake Elaphe guttata
  • Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber
  • Scarlet Kingsnake Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides
  • Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  • Seminole Bat Lasiurus seminolus
  • Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus
  • Smooth Earthsnake Virginia valeriae
  • Southeastern Myotis Myotis austroriparius
  • Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata
  • Star-nosed Mole Condylura cristata
  • Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
  • Three-lined Salamander Eurycea guttolineata
  • Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus
  • Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
  • Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  • Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Conduct prescribed burns In Progress 2010 --
Prescribed fire to maintain communities
Restore or re-establish wetland hydrology In Progress 2010 --


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? No/Unknown

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

North Carolina

Managing Organization

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC)
(State Government)

Contact Information

Kacy Cook (Piedmont Land Conservation Biologist)
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commmission

General Information

Project #: 15864
Last Updated: September 08, 2012

Project Relations


Central Park North Carolina
Land Trust for Central North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Plant Conservation Program
North Carolina Department of Transportation
North Carolina Natural Heritage Program
North Carolina Zoo
Piedmont Land Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership

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