We believe a sustainable environment incorporates maintaining an ecological balance for future generations and at the same time accepting the prudent use of limited resources in a responsible manner.

Working Toward Sustainability

Carolina Land & Lakes is committed to the wise use of local resources by bringing interested parties together to understand both the short and long term impacts of land and water use policies and applications. An example of a sustainable program is in the National Forests where mature trees are harvested for commercial use and at the same time providing for regeneration of indigenous trees and flora, (what they call a mixed age forest) wild fire reduction and the establishment of new habitats. We advocate for the use of non- commercial forest byproducts and bio mass as a renewable energy source for utilization of the forest resources.

In our commitment to sustainability at a local level we help organizations and various stakeholders understand the temporary /permanent impact and costs associated with land and water use policies.

An Example : Wood pellets developed from a waste product such as saw dust from a wood flooring business.

Sustainable development is a way for people to use resources without the resources running out. The term used by the Brundtland Commission defined it as development with sustainability that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

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Our Challenge

Caring for Water

Managing Resources

Contact Details

Carolina Land & Lakes
Research Conservation & Development
PO Box 2977
Lenoir, NC 28645

Call: (828) 244-8722 Email Us


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