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Conserving Lands In A Challenged Economy

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Images Courtesy RENCI at UNC Charlotte. See more here. Conserving Lands In A Challenged Economy According to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, our state leads the nation in lost farm and forest lands - more than a million acres in 10 years. Conservationists around the state are working to change that trend, including preserving lands right here in the Piedmont, where our high projected population growth will make conservation difficult. Plans are in operation to preserve 50,000 acres by 2030, and there are there are opportunities to purchase local natural lands in the current real estate market at a low price. We'll talk with Catawba Lands Conservancy representatives about what they and others are doing to save land in our region. Guests Ann Browning - Interim Executive Director of the Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail Project Director Phil Kuttner - Member of the Board of Directors at the Catawba Lands Conservancy, and also CEO of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Eddie Poe - Member of the Board of Directors at the Catawba Lands Conservancy and also Partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP Add and read comments Pictures | Land analysis in Mecklenburg and other counties from 1976 to projections in 2030