State falls short in protecting farmland.

Environment North Carolina reports that the state fell well short of a goal set by legislators and former Gov. Jim Hunt to permanently protect 1 million acres of parks, forests, farmlands by December 31, 2009.

You can read the Environment NC news release on the report here.

According to the report, Unfulfilled Promise: The Million Acre Initiative and the Need to Protect North Carolina’s Open Spaces, the latest figures available show that 643,209 acres have been protected under the Million Acre Initiative, less than two-thirds the amount originally pledged.

In roughly the same time period, North Carolina lost more than one million acres of natural lands, more than any other state in the U.S.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s