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Strategy RC7.4: Augment existing natural resource inventories with local inventories by qualified biologists with expertise in ecology.

Strategy Description

Coordinate with non-profits or local universities to conduct local natural resource inventories to accomplish the following:

  • Guide the development of conservation strategies for comprehensive plans
  • Update outdated inventories
  • Refine priorities for land acquisition
  • Identify important sites for restoration projects
  • Identify priorities for habitat management on parks, open space, trails, and greenways

Additional Information / Case Studies

    • NCDENR's Natural Area Inventory works with a statewide network of biologists, citizen naturalists, academic researchers, and others to collect data on rare species and natural areas.

Recommendation

RC7: Improve monitoring and data collection to build awareness of the region’s natural assets.

Scale

Local
Regional