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Explore the latest developments in conservation as we bring you updates on efforts to protect land and find creative solutions for conservation in the United States

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, April 2024

Conservation Offers a Strong ROI for Developers

Conservation efforts have historically been viewed through a narrow lens, primarily focused on environmental stewardship. This perspective, while critical for the protection of our planet's natural habitats and biodiversity, only scratches ...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Sam Warnock, April 2024

Securing the Food Supply by Preserving Local Farmland

Many global challenges include climate change, population growth, and economic instability. However, the preservation of local farmland emerges as a linchpin in the quest for sustainability and resilience.

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, April 2024

How Open Spaces Impact Property Values

Open spaces, such as parks, green belts, and protected natural areas, significantly influence the value of residential and commercial properties. Numerous studies and reports have highlighted the positive correlation between proximity to op...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, April 2024

Conservation in Every Listing: A Short Guide for Real Estate Agents

You may not know that real estate agents can incorporate conservation strategies when dealing with land plots as small as 10+ acres. However, these conservation initiatives enhance the property’s marketability and value. At the same time, t...

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The State of Wetlands in the US

Historically, wetlands were misunderstood and undervalued, often dismissed as mere wastelands. This misconception led to widespread practices of filling them in or using them as dumping sites. However, our contemporary understanding has evo...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Sam Warnock, March 2024

How Healthy Trees Can Boost Property Values & Reduce Costs

In the realm of real estate, a green landscape can significantly enhance the value of a property. Beyond mere aesthetics, trees play a pivotal role in shaping the economic landscape of residential and commercial areas.

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Christine Pickens, March 2024

Exploring the Diverse Ecosystem & Wildlife of the Deep River

Rivers are not just conduits of life-sustaining water; they are also bustling ecosystems teeming with diverse wildlife. From the majestic bald eagle to the sleek river otter, free-flowing rivers provide habitats for an abundance of species....

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

French Quarter Creek | Conservation Mitigation Easement

Total Acres 440.49

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

Cash for Land: Types of Grant Funding for Real Estate Developers

The realm of real estate development is rapidly evolving, with a growing emphasis on sustainability and community welfare. Grant funding is one of the most promising avenues for developers looking to create positive contributions to the com...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

Opportunities for Real Estate Developers in North Carolina's Conservation Efforts

Last year marked a significant turning point for many real estate developers in North Carolina. It was the start of an era where the paths of development and environmental conservation not only met but intertwined, offering a golden opportu...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Christine Pickens, February 2024

Rivers Through the Seasons: A Majestic Journey of Flowing Water

Rivers are part of the fundamental support system for our environment and an essential part of the framework for economies and societies worldwide. Their importance cannot be overstated, yet their significance is often overlooked. In this b...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Christine Pickens, February 2024

How Healthy Rivers Impact Us & Our Local Communities

Rivers are the lifeblood of our communities, providing invaluable benefits that extend far beyond their flowing waters. In the United States, a network of rivers crisscrosses the landscape, offering many advantages to both people, the econo...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Nathan Phillips, February 2024

Boiling Spring Wilderness Receives the Third Largest Grant in NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3rd Largest Grant in 2023 Awarded By State to Fund Conservation of 978 Acres of Boiling Spring Wilderness The North Carolina Land and Water Fund Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday, September 20th to award Unique Plac...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Sam Warnock, February 2024

A History of Land Trusts in North Carolina

North Carolina, with its diverse landscapes ranging from the Appalachian Mountains in the west to the coastal plains in the east, has an incredible range of unique places worth saving. Despite the modern form of land conservation being rela...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Nathan Phillips, February 2024

Cate's Farm Farmland Conservation

Unique Places to Save partnered with the City of Mebane to assist with their master planning process that garnered community input for this remarkable rural property as part of their park concept. Unique Places to Save partnered with the Ci...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Nathan Phillips, February 2024

Box Creek Wilderness Land Preservation

Unique Places To Save Provided Online Technology to Help Prevent a Power Line Over One of the Largest Natural Heritage Areas in North Carolina Unique Places To Save conducted an online outreach and education campaign in coordination with ou...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Nathan Phillips, February 2024

Alligator Creek Restoration & Conservation Project

Unique Places to Save currently working to increase ecological diversity and recreation opportunities along the Brunswick and Lower Cape Fear Rivers. The Alligator Creek Restoration and Conservation Project, funded by the National Fish and ...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

Why Conservation Matters during North Carolina’s Rapid Growth Phase

North Carolina has abundant natural resources that contribute significantly to the state's economy, environment, and overall quality of life. Our state's landscapes provide many opportunities for relaxation, outdoor leisure, farming, touris...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Sam Warnock, February 2024

Capturing the Beauty of Rivers: An Introductory Guide for Photographers

Rivers, ever-changing and full of life, open a world of opportunities for new and experienced photographers alike. Each day brings a new scene, a different mood, and a story waiting to be told. In this short guide, we'll dive into practical...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Sam Warnock, February 2024

Waterfowl Hunting & Healthy Rivers: Sustaining a Tradition for All Ages

Waterfowl hunting, often embraced as a heritage sport, transcends mere recreation, especially in the context of environmental conservation. At the heart of this activity lies the health of our river ecosystems, which are crucial for sustain...

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

Knob Creek | Conservation Mitigation Easement

Total Acres 16.04

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

Twiman | Conservation Mitigation Easement

Total Acres 29.88

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

Compass Point | Conservation Mitigation Easement

Total Acres 16.46

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

Critcher Brothers | Conservation Mitigation Easement

Total Acres 72.46

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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ Michael Scisco, February 2024

O’Berry Road | Conservation Mitigation Easement

Total Acres 28.9

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