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for Carolina Country Vol. 34 Issue 5, May 2002
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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.
The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, an Indian community living in Alamance County, has received official state recognition as a tribe living in North Carolina. The Occaneechi Band had sought recognition for seventeen years. To achieve recognition, a tribe must meet five of eight criteria, including tracing lineage in North Carolina back at least 200 years, as specified by the North Carolina Commission on Indians Affairs.