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.
|RC7.5: Track U.S. Census of Agriculture data for number of farms and farm size in the region, and maintain over time.||Read more »|
|EA1.1: Form a committee of committed stakeholders to oversee implementation of GroWNC recommendations and strategies.||Read more »|
|RC5.6: Update local ordinances with best practices from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Green Growth Toolbox.||Read more »|
|EI4.5: Continue to expand education programs about energy consumption from fossil fuels and related impacts (including visual/interactive tools).||Read more »|
|RC1.6: Investigate the potential for a regional designation of "trout-friendly" developments.||Read more »|