A Conservation Conversation


October 17, 2016

Some landowners along the Broad River in Rutherford County have put their land in conservation easements, which will help preserve the ecology of the river in perpetuity.

A quick dig through Merriam-Webster produces three definitions for the word 'conservation': "1) the protection of plants, animals, and natural resources; 2) the careful use of natural resources (such as trees, oil, etc.) to prevent them from being lost or wasted; 3) the things that are done to keep works of art or things of historical importance in good condition." There is consistency between the three, a theme of preservation of a resource's intrinsic value, be it ecological, economical, or cultural – each definition identifies its resource as an inherently good thing, which is importan...

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