By DAVID BORAKS
The impending expiration of a tax credit for property owners who donate or protect land from development is bringing a flurry of activity this fall for North Carolina conservation groups, including the Davidson Lands Conservancy. The DLC last week announced it has obtained a conservation easement on 27 acres in southern Iredell County that includes a stream, a nearly mature pine-hardwood forest, red foxes and rare orchids and ferns.
The conservancy is not releasing specifics about the family or the property, to protect the site and its flora and fauna. But Roy Alexander, executive director of the DLC, said the family wants to protect the property from the kind of development that happened on a nearby parcel. Read the full story