LandTrust Presentation at the West Rowan Senior Club

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

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  • LandTrust Presentation at the West Rowan Senior Club

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

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