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A considerable number of areas in the southern Appalachian Mountains rank at the very top nationally for their conservation value, and many of these fall within Western North Carolina’s Nantahala and Pisgah national forests. To determine the amount of protection afforded to these lands, ecologists use four factors to assess conservation importance.
Governor Michael Easley grew up on a Nash County tobacco farm in the 1950s and 1960s, where hunting and fishing was a family tradition. In this interview, Easley, who entered office in 2001, discusses how his sporting background helps to shape his thinking on conservation of the state's natural resources and public lands.
In an interview with Business North Carolina, newly elected governor Mike Easley discusses a variety of issues, including campaign-finance reform in North Carolina, what he looks for in a new secretary of commerce, how to bring new jobs to rural areas and protect the environment there at the same time, and a state lottery.
In an interview with Steve Tuttle of NORTH CAROLINA magazine, newly-elected governor Mike Easley shares his thoughts on the Bill Lee Act, economic development in rural counties, educational priorities, and a tight budget.
Bean gives an update on the status of environmental and public land legislation being debated during the General Assembly's short session.