Economic Revitalization and Resource Protection in Rural Mountain Communities Public Deposited

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  • Sager, Mikki
    • Other Affiliation: NC Representative, The Conservation Fund; Resourceful Communities Program at the North Carolina office of The Conservation Fund
  • White, Craig
    • Other Affiliation: Community Programs Coordinator, The Conservation Fund; Resourceful Communities Program at the North Carolina office of The Conservation Fund
  • Marks, Kathleen
    • Other Affiliation: Resourceful Communities Program at the North Carolina office of The Conservation Fund
Abstract
  • Many of North Carolina's most beautiful rural communities are home to remarkable natural resources. Sometimes, however, these unique environmental assets limit the area's economic development opportunities. Bakersville is one such community. Located at the base of Roan Mountain, an internationally-significant natural area and the world's largest natural rhododendron garden, Bakersville (population 339) boasts a rich cultural heritage, with families that have called the area home for generations. As North Carolina's mountains became increasingly affected by growth, Bakersville town leaders realized the importance of shaping the future of their community. How could they maintain the small town character so important to residents and revitalize their local economy?
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
Journal volume
  • 23
Journal issue
  • 2
Page start
  • 41
Page end
  • 47
Language
  • English
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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