Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2016 - 18

mouNtaiN rEPort

North Carolina, Virginia Earn B+ for
Climate-Change Preparedness
And, the new Mainspring Conservation
Trust marks its expansion.
by Cathryn McCue

This winter view of the Little Tennessee River at Coggins Bend is a
portion of the more than 24,000 acres of land and nearly 38 miles of
river frontage that Mainspring Conservation Trust has conserved.
Ralph pReston

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Around the region
Most states in the Blue Ridge region got
a "B" or "C" in a new national report on
climate change preparedness, the first
of its kind. Developed by Climate Central
and ICF International, the report assesses threats, such as severe drought and
inland flooding, associated with a warming climate, as well as the level of planning and action states are doing to meet
the challenges in the areas of transportation, energy, water, health and communities. The upper and lower in our region
for preparedness: North Carolina and
Virginia received a "B+," Kentucky a "D."
statesatrisk.org

Around the region
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is
now known as Mainspring Conservation
Trust. The Franklin, N.C.-based organization has expanded its original region
beyond the Little Tennessee River watershed into the Tuckasegee and Hiwassee
watersheds. Its mission has also grown to
include sustainable forest management,
land and water restoration, education
and research. "Mainspring is an ideal
word because it defines what we have become . . . - the most powerful cause for
conservation in the heart of the Southern
Blue Ridge," says Executive Director Sharon Taylor. mainspringconserves.org

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