Richland County has a conservation office that helps property owners form conservation easements, so why isn’t it actively encouraging property owners, especially those with larger tracts of land, to do so?
Where are the education programs and incentives associated with this program? If it’s not advertised, how will people know it’s there?
Why are folks so reluctant to express their views on this subject? Is it because they fear being labeled radical, anti-development, anti-economic growth? Do they feel there needs to be no balance in growth, green space and wildlife habitat, or no need to be better stewards of God’s creation? I’d love to hear your opinion at firstname.lastname@example.org.