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.


    Dec 07, 2017
    Our boat was full of decoys and camouflage. As soon as we stopped, we threw out mallard and wood duck decoys and began to conceal ourselves. ... Shortly after we got settled, a duck erupted from the nearby grasses.
    Nov 28, 2017
    Walking a property recently, we stumbled on a tree with heavily furrowed bark. It took a few minutes of pondering, but we finally decided it was a cottonwood tree.
    Oct 25, 2017
    The oldest trees east of the Rockies – some believed to be more than 2,000 years old – are found along this N.C. river.
    Oct 03, 2017
    There will be no question what you’ve found if you see a star-nosed mole. The unusual animal can even detect seismic wave vibrations. Loss of wetlands, where it lives, can negatively affect this amazing creature.  
    Aug 31, 2017
    I’ve seen this cute little animal in very different places – in the N.C. mountains along the Appalachian Trail, on the sidewalk in Chapel Hill, and in Colorado while climbing Mount Elbert.
    Jul 17, 2017
    Some are rough and shaggy, others silvery and delicate. What these trees have in common is bark that peels away.
    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.