For information on the protection of property in Anson, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, and Stanly counties,
contact Kevin Redding.
A farmland preservation triumph was achieved on the border of Cabarrus
and Union County with the permanent protection of the Williams
Farm. The Williams Family's 92 acre tract has seen a successful
rotation of wheat, cotton, and soybeans in recent years and is part of
a still strong agricultural community.
By placing a protective conservation easement on their farm, the
Williams Family will have peace of mind knowing that the farm will stay
intact for generations to come. The William's Farm was the second
project to be completed in the immediate area as it lays just a ¼ mile
from the previously protected 317 acre John Bunyan Green Farm.
"It seems that the idea of permanent farmland protection is taking hold
in that community" said Andy Abramson, LandTrust Director of Land
Protection. "Certainly the greatest benefit will be experienced
when more landowners in a given region protect their land from
excessive development and retain the rural quality and
integrity." To this end, the Williams Family has several other
large tracts within the area and are considering protecting them in the
future as well.
The Williams Farm not only is a fine example
of farmland preservation, but with the protective measures placed on
it, the farm will also go a long way to insuring protected water
quality. With over 2000 feet of frontage along Clear Creek just
before its confluence with the Rocky River, the established buffer
contained within the easement will insure that impurities and excessive
storm flow do not contribute to creek and river pollution or
alteration. The farm will also continue to serve as the seasonal
home to numerous species of migratory birds as well as provide warm
pastoral views for passersby strolling down the windy country road
which runs adjacent to the farm.
Considering the tremendous
impact urban growth felt just a few short miles away, The LandTrust and
the region as a whole are very fortunate to have the Williams Family so
graciously protect their farm. We look forward to a long and rich
relationship with both Mr. and Mrs. Williams and their two fine
children who are equally concerned stewards of the land.