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Unanimous Support for the NC Farm Act Benefits Working Farms, Forests, and Trails

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Land for Tomorrow praises the North Carolina’s General Assembly and Governor for passing the NC Farm Act, SB 355, which includes the return of a pivotal tax credit for land conservation. The Farm Act passed unanimously 104-0 in the House and 40-0 in the Senate. Senator Brent Jackson (R-Sampson) was a critical leader in the […]

General Assembly Action on Tax Credit Good News for Land and Water Conservation

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The North Carolina Land for Tomorrow Coalition is praising the General Assembly for approving a tax credit for land conservation. Last week, the General Assembly unanimously passed the NC Farm Act, which includes a tax credit for landowners who donate property interests for various qualifying uses, including farmland preservation, buffers around military bases, and fish […]

Governor Cooper’s Budget Proposal Moves the Mark on Land and Water Conservation

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Land for Tomorrow Coalition Commends Recommendations to Increase Funding for Conservation The Land for Tomorrow Coalition commends Governor Cooper’s 2024 budget proposal for its commitment to protecting North Carolina’s state and local parks, farms, forests, and natural resources. If funded, this proposal is a significant step towards safeguarding the environment for future generations. Governor Cooper […]

Funding is Needed to Meet Public Demand

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The public demand for outdoor recreation opportunities continues to grow in North Carolina. Over 20,100,000 people visited NC State Parks in 2023 – a 4% increase over 2022. The statewide 2023 Year of the Trail successfully promoted our network of hiking, paddling, biking, and equestrian trails. The Made X Mountains Partnership recently released the results […]

Johnston County’s Farmland is Threatened, But There is Hope

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More state funding could help turn the tide of farmland loss According to the American Farmland Trust, Johnston County is in the top 20 counties in the nation under the greatest threat of farmland loss by 2040. Development threatens our state’s best agricultural land. The study projects that 71% of Johnston County’s farmland could be […]

Conservation Wins Big in 2023 Budget

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The North Carolina Land for Tomorrow Coalition is praising the 2023 state budget, which will pump more than $100 million per year into land and water conservation. “Protecting land and water is vital to many of the state’s most important industries, including agriculture, tourism, forestry, and the military,” said Bill Holman, NC State Director for […]

Haw River Trail Becomes a State Trail

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The local favorite joins 12 other distinguished trails across the state. The Haw River Trail is now an authorized state trail thanks to the perseverance of local advocates, nonprofit organizations, and North Carolina legislators Representative Stephen M. Ross, Senator Amy S. Galey, and Representative Dennis Riddell. “The Haw River State Trail is a lasting tribute […]

Conservation Funding is a Necessity

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The NC Senate proposed budget shows that conservation funding is a necessity for the state of North Carolina. Investing in our land and water creates a healthier North Carolina for all. Click here to read the full report or click here to read the special provisions report. Highlights of this year’s proposed funding: Increases recurring […]

2023 House’s Budget Shows Conservation is Vital

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The recently released proposed budget from the NC House shows that conservation is a priority for the state of North Carolina. Thank you to all of the House members for your strong support in protecting and stewarding our land through conservation trust funds and more. A few highlights: Increases recurring funding for NCLWF from $24.2 […]