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for Popular Government Vol. 66 Issue 1, Winter 2001
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In the past ten years North Carolina's population increased 16.6 percent. With the increase come demands for more housing, roads, and services. Such rapid growth, if not managed, can have a negative impact on the environment, depleting water resources and polluting the air. Shore discusses what the state can do about rapid growth and its environmental effect.
Private land trusts seek to preserve environmentally important land areas. By doing so, land trusts serve as a restraint to urban sprawl and development. To date, they have protected almost 60,000 acres of state land. Roe describes land trusts and techniques they use, such as partnerships with private buyers, to accomplish their preservation goals.