The natural resources of the GroWNC region have been a draw for Native Americans, early settlers, industrialists, tourists, and residents alike. Imposing mountain ranges, high elevation balds, forested ridges, crystal clear waters, and large tracts of national park and national forest land provide a backdrop to life in the region.
Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Natural Resources Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on the workgroup’s webpage. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.
|RC8.5: Explore the carrying capacity of the region as it relates to limited resources such as water, and identify minimum thresholds, benchmarks of parameters, and other tools.||Read more »|
|BE4.1: Create an alliance of recreation-based businesses.||Read more »|
|EA1.3: Create informational materials that utilize personal testimonials to increase awareness of local and regional issues, including housing, health safety, environment, and transportation.||Read more »|
|RC8.6: Develop a regional education strategy that reaches across sectors and incorporates some or all of the following components: outreach campaign, public service announcements, and media articles to connect people with local environmental issues.||Read more »|
|RC8.2: Promote and expand existing water quality and conservation education campaigns.||Read more »|