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Natural Resources Workgroup

The natural resources of the GroWNC region have been a draw for Native Americans, early settlers, industrialists, tourists, and residents alike. Imposing mountain ranges, high elevation balds, forested ridges, crystal clear waters, and large tracts of national park and national forest land provide a backdrop to life in the region.

Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Natural Resources Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on this page. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.

Cultural Resources Workgroup

When asked about what makes the region special, many people will point to the mountain peaks, the trout streams and the stunning views. While the natural assets are unparalleled, it is also the traditions—the culture of the people—that set this region apart. For generations the mountains isolated residents of the five counties from other communities. However, from this isolation grew a resilient and self-sufficient spirit, a unique and thriving culture.

Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Cultural Resources Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on this page. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.


Existing Conditions Report - Natural Resources
Existing Conditions Report - Cultural Resources


Meetings

Natural Resources Workgroup Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Natural Resources Meeting Notes

Cultural Resources Workgroup Meeting
Friday, October 5, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Cultural Resources Meeting Notes


Community Meetings
Various dates and location in May

Natural and Cultural Resources Materials from Community Meetings


Cultural Resources Workgroup Meeting
Monday, April 16, 2012
HandMade in America

Cultural Resources Workgroup Meeting PowerPoint
Cultural Resources Meeting Notes

Natural Resources Workgroup Meeting
Tuesday, Aril 17, 2012
RiverLink

Cultural Resources Workgroup Meeting PowerPoint
Cultural Resources Meeting Notes


NR Photo

Natural & Cultural Resource Project Team Meetings
Natural Resources
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Natural Resources Workgroup Meeting PowerPoint
Gallery of photos

Cultural ResourcesCR Photo
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Cutural Resources Workgroup Meeting PowerPoint
Gallery of photos
Cultural Resources Meeting Notes
CR Goals and Objectives


Natural & Cultural Resource Interim Meetings
Natural Resources
Monday, February 27, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Natural Resources Meeting Notes

Cultural Resources
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Community Foundation of WNC

Cultural Resources Meeting Notes


Natural and Cultural Resources Workgroup Meeting
Monday, Febraury 13, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Cultural Resources Workgroup Notes
Natural Resources Workgroup Notes


Workgroup Launch Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2012
AB Tech, Enka Campus, Haynes Conference Center

Natural & Cultural Resources Meeting Notes