Crystal Cockman

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina


Crystal Cockman is land protection director for The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, with a 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.


    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.
    Sep 19, 2016
    North Carolina’s rarest butterfly depends for its survival on hard-to-find habitats formed by beaver ponds and fires. The butterfly is found almost exclusively on Fort Bragg artillery ranges.
    Sep 09, 2016
    With more than 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs, willows are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere as well as in myth, legend and literature.