In 2012, 3 projects were approved for funding by the Board of County Commissioners.
The Boulton Farm project will receive up to $69,000 towards the purchase of a conservation easement on eight parcels to permanently consolidate 146 acres of prime agricultural soils under single ownership. The farm is located at Highway 101 and Boulton Road. The match of more than 10 to 1 includes a landowner donation and state grant funds.
The L. Brown Trust II project will utilize up to $24,900 towards the fee simple purchase of 15.5 acres spanning Snow Creek near the intersection of Highway 101 and West Uncas Road and $2,000 towards operations and maintenance of the property’s conservation values. The Tarboo Forest Conservation project was granted up to $167,000 towards the purchase of a conservation easement to prevent development and maintain standing timber volume at 2010 levels on 3 parcels containing 120 acres of high quality second growth within the Tarboo watershed.