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Causes: Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: Tar river land conservancy preserves the natural and cultural resources of the tar river basin and surrounding areas by working in partnership with private landowners, public agencies and others to protect rural land, riparian corridors and ensure clean water.

Programs: Trlc formally opened the first phase of hiking trails at its ledge creek forest conservation area. The second phase of hiking trail building is underway. Youth conservation corps members, scouts, school groups, and others have been engaged in the building of the new trail network.

trlc purchased 254. 499 acres adjoining possumquarter creek and fishing creek in warren county.

trlc purchased 37. 246 acres adjoining little fishing creek in halifax county.

tar river land conservancy achieved its land protection mission through the following actions: 1)completed a project to educate landowners in the tar river basin about the value of forest stewardship plans as a comprehensive guide for managing the resources on a property. Outreach was conducted to over 650 landowners, and using funding provided by the north carolina tobacco trust fund commission, twelve plans were completed by private forestry consultants. 2)hosted four well-attended educational hikes, including our annual field day. The events were held on preserved properties in granville and franklin counties. 3)monitored 88 conservation easements held by trlc. 4)monitored 36 conservation easements held by the state of north carolina. 5)monitored 25 tracts owned outright by trlc.

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Tar River Land Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Tar River Land Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Tar River Land Conservancy has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

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