Crystal Cockman

Three Rivers Land Trust
Director of Conservation

Biography

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.

Education

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

Expertise

Environment, land protection, Uwharries.

Articles

  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 18, 2019
    No matter how much I hate to admit, I have found myself at times lost in the woods. Not just disoriented, but completely turned around. One such trip was on a property adjoining the Birkhead Wilderness Area, 6,000 acres of open forest, and it was on my birthday.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 06, 2018
    A special spot of ancient prairie, never worked or plowed, has been preserved.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 06, 2018
    A special spot of ancient prairie, never worked or plowed, has been preserved.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 10, 2018
    A hunt for big trees turned up a national champion longleaf pine in an out-of-the-way spot in North Carolina.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 17, 2018
    This special place, open to the public, provides shelter for songbirds, egrets, ducks and even (sometimes) wood storks.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    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.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    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.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    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.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    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.  
  • ui.uncc.edu
    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.