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LandTrust Presentation at the West Rowan Senior Club

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A basic description of how the LandTrust for Central NC operates.

A basic description of how the LandTrust for Central NC operates.

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  • Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me. I’m glad to be here on this beautiful day.
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    • 1. The LandTrust For Central NC “ Saving the places you love”
    • 2.
      • Permanently protecting important lands to conserve our region’s rivers and streams, natural and scenic areas, wildlife habitat, and farm land
      • LTCNC serves Anson, Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan and Stanly Counties
    • 3.
      • Working with willing landowners, we protect …
      • Rivers, streams, and wetlands
      • Unique species and natural areas
      • Farms and farming communities
      • Urban green space, parks and greenways
    • 4. Rivers, Streams & Wetlands Conservation Protect wildlife movement corridors, improve fishery habitat, protect drinking water, and ensure recreational opportunities
    • 5. South Yadkin Refuge
    • 6.
      • Unique species and
      • natural areas
      • Protect wildlife habitat
      • Protect rare and endangered species
      • Preserve natural communities
    • 7. Dunn’s Mountain
    • 8. Farmland Protection North Carolina’s top industry and local source of farm fresh produce, milk, and meat
    • 9. Knox Farm, Rowan County
    • 10. The Kannapolis Property
    • 11. Kannapolis Lands:
    • 12. Land for Tomorrow All photos courtesy of NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development
    • 13.
      • Our population is expected to grow by 50% to surpass New Jersey, Michigan and Ohio by 2030
      • Economy is changing
      • Air and water pollution, the loss of beautiful and historic landscapes and traffic jams concern citizens
      • One million acres of forest and farmland developed per decade
      • Historic sites being lost
      Why Act Now? NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development
    • 14. Five-Year Protection Goals
      • 740,000 acres of land across North Carolina
      • including
      • Protect water in 6,000 miles of rivers and streams
      • plus
      • Build trails and facilities for state and local parks
      • plus
      • Restore 350 historic landmarks in public use
      • plus
      • Invest in job creation and community development activities that conserve land and historic places
      Five-Year Protection Goals
    • 15. Why Conserve Land?
      • Preserve our scenic natural beauty, improve water quality, protect habitat, leave a legacy
      • Build our economic future
      • Demonstrate stewardship to our children
    • 16.
      • “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” – Native American Proverb
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    • 20. Questions “ Saving the places you love”