News Desk

North Carolina Land Disappearing

Development could devour nearly 2 million acres of North Carolina’s cropland and forestland over the next 20 years, according to a report by the Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center.
By Rhonda Reinhart

Researchers based their predictions on the state’s development rates over the past 20 years. During that time, the report says, North Carolina lost almost 2.4 million acres of open land. That’s 325 acres a day. The study also shows that developed land in the state has increased by nearly 1.9 million acres since 1987.
Environment North Carolina hopes the report, which can be read at, will be an eye opener for lawmakers and is supporting the Land and Water Conservation Bond Act, a plan that would allow $1 billion to be spent over the next five years on protecting the state’s resources.
“These predictions about our vanishing forests and farmlands are based on trends of the past,” said Elizabeth Ouzts, director of Environment North Carolina. “But North Carolina lawmakers still have the chance to protect our state’s most important natural areas for the future.”



2020 Farmland Deal of the Year

By Christina Holbrook | Photography courtesy of Ferrari-Carano Here’s …


The Land Report Top Ten: Fall 2016

Legacy Springs Ranch ranks as one of the …

Print & Gift
Subscriptions Available
Please sign me up to receive breaking news and updates from The Land Report:
Copyright © Land Report LLC. All rights reserved.

Contact to Listing Owner

Captcha Code