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.
|RC4.1: Pass local night sky ordinances tailored to each community’s preferences and needs.||Read more »|
|RC7.8: Maintain updated county-level Natural Heritage Inventories.||Read more »|
|RC6.1: Develop and support more field trips for students to visit historical and cultural resources.||Read more »|
|RC1.9: Encourage access to cold water fisheries through co-locating greenways on trout waters.||Read more »|
|RC5.4: Use Linking Lands and Communities assessments and other available resources to prioritize areas for directing funds for conservation easements and other conservation activities.||Read more »|