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GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012
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GroWNC Natural Resources Workgroup meeting - March 2012

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  • A 2008 report from the USDA NationalAgricultural Services Service indicates that North Carolina continues to lead thenation in the rate of farmland loss, "since 2002, the state has lost more than6,000 farms and 600,000 acres of farmlandGladheart farms- ashevilleHaywood county farmsHenderson county
  • A 2008 report from the USDA NationalAgricultural Services Service indicates that North Carolina continues to lead thenation in the rate of farmland loss, "since 2002, the state has lost more than6,000 farms and 600,000 acres of farmlandGladheart farms- ashevilleHaywood county farmsHenderson county
  • Balancing Nature And CommerceConservation Fund in partnership with US Fish and Wildlife- NC GovenorsConfrerence on Tourism + Hospitality
  • Balancing Nature And CommerceConservation Fund in partnership with US Fish and Wildlife- NC GovenorsConfrerence on Tourism + Hospitality
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    • 1. Natural Resources Workgroup Meeting www.gro-wnc.org
    • 2. Today’s Objectives• Come to understanding of common goals• Select nominations to Steering Committee
    • 3. Trends & IssuesLoss of Agricultural Lands
    • 4. Trends & IssuesClean/Green Tech
    • 5. Trends & IssuesEco & Adventure Tourism • Contributes more than $7.5b to NC Economy • Supports 95,000 jobs in NC • Generates $430m in annual state tax revenue • Produces $6.1b in retail sales and services across the state Source: Outdoor Industry Association
    • 6. Issues Common to the Region• Water and Air Quality• Habitats & Biodiversity• Topography-related hazards
    • 7. Natural Resource Goal Summary
    • 8. Goals common to all 5 counties• Preserve Natural Environment• Preserve Agricultural Lands• Promote Air and Water Quality• Protect viewsheds and ridgelines
    • 9. Goals Discussion
    • 10. Reality Check # 1• One meeting in each county• Open House Style• ‘Stations’ facilitated by Workgroup and Project Team members• Objective: – Introduce public to the project – Get public feedback on Goals & Objectives
    • 11. Additional Discussion Points• How do we message natural resources to the public?• Natural Resources metrics and indicators• Ideas for separate complimentary projects• Examples of places/projects that do/do not exemplify the goals• Project advocacy
    • 12. Summer Work session• Groups fully integrated• Goal-centric• Development of scenarios and alternatives to test in the model

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