Crystal Cockman

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina


Crystal Cockman is a staff member of 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.


    Jun 06, 2016
    Scientists have developed a practice called “resilience science” that looks beyond trying to predict which species will need protection and instead aims to preserve resilient places that can support diverse forms of life.
    May 09, 2016
    Not all orchids are exotic flowers found hanging from trees in the tropics. Many people are surprised to learn we have orchids growing in our woodlands right here in North Carolina.
    Mar 25, 2016
    With spring upon us, many Charlotteans might have already taken notice of the numerous butterflies seen dancing around the area. Chances are you've run into an Eastern tiger swallowtail, the butterfly most common to this area.
    Oct 26, 2015
    One of the most abundant fall wildflowers is the yellow goldenrod. That flower also happens to be one of the favorite hunting grounds of a unique spider, the crab spider (Misumena vatia).
    Oct 06, 2015
    Yellow jackets are all too common, and I was reminded of this when one flew over to bug me as I tried to eat lunch outdoors. Sometimes mistaken for bees, they are a predatory wasp. But annoying as they can be, they have a few positives also.
    Apr 16, 2015
    Growing up, we had a lot of wild foods – things like persimmon pudding and blackberry pie – which at the time I never realized might be considered anything unusual.
    Jan 27, 2015
    The ruffed grouse is North America’s most widely distributed game bird. Crystal Cockman shares her experience hunting grouse in the West Virginia mountains.
    Nov 21, 2014
    Crafting knives, guns and baskets by hand. Gathering wild plants for medicine. Whispering a Bible verse over a burn to take away the pain. Those might sound like lost traditions, but they're still alive the Uwharrie Mountain region.
    Nov 11, 2014
    Small groups of people can have a big impact. Find out about some of these groups working for a better environment in our region.  
    Oct 16, 2014
    The Rocky River is a little known paddling pleasure found in our region. Starting in Mooresville, it continues into Cabarrus, Union, Stanly and Anson counties, before joining the Pee Dee River.