Crystal Cockman

Three Rivers Land Trust
Director of Conservation


Crystal Cockman is director of conservation for Three Rivers Land Trust, formerly The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, which focuses focus primarily on land protection and stewardship in the Uwharrie Region. In her free time she enjoys backpacking, hiking, reading, flyfishing, and pretty much anything outdoors.


Bachelor of science and master of environmental management graduate of Duke University.


Environment, land protection, Uwharries.


    Jun 22, 2017
    An area land trust launches an initiative inspired by the father of conservation, Aldo Leopold, that is teaching youth about the natural world and conservation issues.
    May 23, 2017
    I recently had the opportunity to go out in the field with Kerry Brust, a red-cockaded woodpecker biologist in the North Carolina Sandhills.
    May 10, 2017
    I’ve spent time walking in the woods this spring, and I’m always excited by what I find.
    Apr 27, 2017
    Some slugs and snails are hermaphrodites. Some breathe through gills. And baby snails are born with soft shells that harden as they grow. Learn more about North Carolina’s gastropods.
    Apr 17, 2017
    The northern flicker is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba and the Cayman islands. It is one of a few species of woodpeckers that migrate.
    Mar 23, 2017
    North America’s only stork, the wood stork, has been spotted in Anson County, once thought to be out of its natural range. Habitat loss, pesticides, invasive plants and pythons threaten the species.
    Jan 12, 2017
    Unlike game species that are hunted and fished, species like migratory songbirds and aquatic mussels have not benefited from as much funding over the years. But North Carolina’s newly revised wildlife action plan is one tool that can help.
    Nov 09, 2016
    Did ancient grazing animals – such as mammoths, ground sloths and musk-oxen – play a role in creating the grassy balds in the Appalachians? Here’s one N.C. biologist who thinks so.
    Oct 12, 2016
    You’re much more likely to hear than see a screech owl, so keep an ear out for their spooky song.
    Oct 06, 2016
    The colorful blossoms of this wetland wildflower signal a plant with unusual qualities – seed pods that explode when touched and leaves that can relieve skin irritations, including poison ivy rashes.