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Green Growth Toolbox Workshop

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will be offering a Green Growth Toolbox Workshop hosted by the Brunswick County Planning Department and Brunswick Community College. When: April 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4 pm Where: The Leland Center of Brunswick Community College, 2045 Enterprise Dr. NE, Leland, NC 28451, (910) 755-7300 Please bring a laptop or tablet if possible for the conservation GIS data training and to explore the websites. The workshop is intended to assist communities to secure natural resource benefits and reduce wildlife declines by incorporating conservation of priority wildlife habitats in land use planning. We present conservation-based land use planning methods that respect property rights by focusing on incentives, options and increased choices that remove regulatory barriers to conservation development.

Who should attend? Land use and transportation planners and departments, GIS specialists, planning-related board and committee members, landscape architects, parks and recreation, public works and utilities, community leaders, community natural resource specialists, realtors and consultants.

The workshop is free! Please register HERE.

5 AICP and 5 NCBLA continuing education credits have been requested for those who complete of the full day workshop. Other professions can self-report credits. The Green Growth Toolbox was developed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and is a tool that communicates science-based recommendations and case studies about conserving priority wildlife habitats and natural resources through land use planning methods. The toolbox consists of a website, a handbook, GIS data and follow-up technical assistance. The workshop will include information on the economic benefits for our communities, the future of our wildlife, and how to protect natural resources, public access, working farms and forests. Since 2010 we have worked with over 30 North Carolina communities. The GGT has been used in over 50 local plans, ordinances and development designs.


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