Focal Point: Green Acres

Posted August 3, 2006
Updated July 29, 2012

Original Air Date: Aug. 3, 2006

Conservation groups say development consumes an average of 383 acres of land a day in North Carolina, adding up to well over 100,000 acres a year.

Growth might be good for the state’s economy, but many people are worried about the loss of open, green space that helps protect water and air quality and provides opportunities for recreation, including hiking, hunting and fishing.

Many agree that growth and development will continue, so the question is how to manage it so that North Carolina can preserve the open, green space that makes it such a great place to live. Focal Point: "Green Acres" explores that question and the impact of development on quality of life.

Watch the Documentary

Focal Point: Green Acres Focal Point: Green Acres

Online Resources

Web links are provided for informational purposes only. Views and opinions expressed on the Web sites of these organizations do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WRAL-TV and its parent company, Capitol Broadcasting Co.

1 Comment

Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • notpc567 Jan 12, 2007

    Just yesterday my 10 yr old son asked me " Mom when are they going to stop cutting down the trees". We moved north of Wake Forest 8 years ago. He has watched alot of change over the years and coming from a child, it is sad that he would have to notice such a devestating change.