Get involved in Land for Tomorrow

We've blogged before about the importance of the Land for Tomorrow initiative.

It's getting more important than ever:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over the next 25 years North Carolina's population will increase by about 50 percent to more than 12 million people. North Carolina, now tenth, will become the seventh most populous state — surpassing New Jersey, Michigan and Ohio.

The effects of population growth have already been felt. Over the last decade more than one million acres of natural and rural areas have been developed, or 100,000 acres lost per year. Between 1987 and 1997 North Carolina lost more prime farmland than any other state except Ohio and Texas. And for the first time since the 1930's, the state is experiencing falling forest acreage.

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