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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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‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ 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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