About the Arch
What is the Cape Fear Arch?
The Cape Fear Arch (CFA) is a region distinguished by unusual geology and the greatest biological diversity along the Atlantic Coast north of Florida. It is located between Cape Lookout in North Carolina and Cape Romain in South Carolina, and extends inland beyond Fayetteville to the Sandhills Region of the Carolinas.
The Cape Fear Arch is a little higher in elevation than areas near the coast to the north and south, and has been above sea level for a longer period of time, even standing as a peninsula at certain times when the rest of the coastal plain was submerged.
These factors have helped to produce an array of wet and dry habitats. The sand and limestone deposits found on the Cape Fear Arch have given rise to unique natural communities and a diversity of plants and animals. Many of these species are endemic to the region, meaning they are found nowhere else in the world.
- The mission of the CFACC is to develop and implement a community conservation vision to build awareness, protection and stewardship of the region’s important natural resources -
What is the Collaboration?
The Cape Fear
Arch Conservation Collaboration (CFACC) is a nonprofit partnership of
organizations and individuals created in 2006 for the purpose of enhancing cooperation and communication regarding regional conservation issues within the CFA landscape.
The participating organizations represent a broad spectrum of land managers and land conservation advocates with differing missions. All are dedicated to sustainable natural resource management, providing for human needs while retaining the natural heritage of the region.
Towards this end, the participating organizations are committed to foresee potential conservation opportunities and resource issues and, within their authority and consonant with their missions, work to maintain and protect ecologically viable and significant areas.
Click HERE to see a list of our partners.