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Determining wise land use is a challenge for local governments. \"Shall land be protected or sold to developers?\" and \"Will development bring more revenues or more service demands?\" are common questions. To answer these questions, Chatham County is studying its commercial, farmland, residential, and industrial sectors to determine their revenue contributions and service demands.
Each year across the state thousands of acres of undeveloped lands are lost to urban sprawl. Concerned citizens, including farmers and landowners, seek ways to preserve the countryside. Hunter examines a number of land conservation options, including conservation easements, donation of land by will, mutual covenants, and lease.