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$8 Million Awarded To Protect WNC Farmland – Transylvania County NC


January 16, 2017

Super-Sod Horseshoe Bend Farm is a CMLC-conserved farm in Transylvania County producing sod with a variety of environmental benefits.

Blue Ridge Forever is a coalition of 10 land trusts in western North Carolina, including Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, that have partnered for over a decade of conservation successes in the region. The coalition is celebrating the start of 2017 with a historic win. Blue Ridge Forever's project, "Forever Farms: Easements at the Eminence" received $8 million from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Regional Conservation Partnership Pro-gram (RCPP).

Blue Ridge Forever plans to use the funding to protect mountain farms from a change in land use through voluntar...

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