Nature Conservancy moves NC, regional offices to Durham

Posted January 15, 2013

— The Nature Conservancy will relocate its regional and state headquarters to Durham's American Tobacco Campus. 

Katherine Skinner, executive director of The Nature Conservancy’s North Carolina Chapter, cited the reclaimed industrial campus as a draw for the nonprofit, which works to conserve land and water.

“For us, moving to American Tobacco made perfect sense and opened up lots of opportunities to be both more sustainable and make a bigger impact on our community,” Skinner said.

The Nature Conservancy's 13,000-square-foot offices in the Strickland Building will house about 40 to 50 staffers. They will contribute to campus life by cultivating a garden between the Strickland Building and Tyler’s Taproom.

“We’ve made great strides as a campus community to always look at new ways of conserving energy and respecting our natural environment. We’re excited to have real pros like TNC here to show us even more ways of doing right by our environment,” said said Michael Goodmon, vice president of real estate, Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., the owner of the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, is the parent company of WRAL-TV and


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  • chrissnc Jan 24, 2013

    They have been in Durham, on University Drive for several year already. The story is misleading since they are really just relocating.

  • suzanf Jan 24, 2013

    Where are they currently located? When is the move to take place? Will there be more office space leased? How will the move take place: are there any plans to lessen the carbon footprint of the move? So glad you got the potential for conflict of interest in the reporters "reporting" but a few more facts would be appreciated.

  • tgentry1005 Jan 17, 2013

    Whoopee!!! Just what Durham needs – more flaming liberals………….

  • RustyDawg Jan 17, 2013

    Agenda 21 setting up shop in Durham. Yeah!

  • OleNCNative Jan 17, 2013


  • amenmike Jan 16, 2013

    Yeay and good for Durham.

  • SomewhereLeftOfRTP Jan 16, 2013

    I don't suppose you could report where they're moving FROM...?