On this month’s episode of Front Porch Politics, Tim takes us across the state to look at some unique efforts to conserve land. It seems all we hear about is growth, new skyscrapers and a lot of new people. But that growth is gobbling up a lot of precious land, too. Tim heads to Bryson City, where he meets farmers who have put their historic land in a conservation trust. Then, in Wake County just miles from downtown Raleigh, we meet a ninth-generation farmer trying to keep his land for farming as $700,000 homes pop up across the street. Finally, we head to the Outer Banks, where managers of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund are using land conservation to save the wild horses from extinction.
As N.C. grows, farmers find ways to preserve land
PUBLISHED 8:00 PM EST Mar. 01, 2023