Preserving the unique environment, history, culture, and economy of Beaufort County through land preservation.

greenways • waterways • a way of life

What is Rural and Critical?

The Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program, since 1999, has actively preserved land deemed “critical” by citizens in addition to preserving the rural communities in our county. Just a few of the benefits to Beaufort County include:

Explore Rural and Critical properties across Beaufort County

Project Highlights

The Rural and Critical Program preserves many special properties including scenic vistas, working farms and forests, important cultural and historic sites, passive parkland, streams, rivers, coasts, and watersheds.

Want to know more about the Rural and Critical Program?

View our program resources and landowner information.