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Kurt Schlimme, Eno River Association
The Little River is an irreplaceable natural resource to Orange and Durham Counties, North Carolina. It is a major tributary to the Eno River and a significant water body in the Upper Neuse Basin, the headwaters of the Neuse River.
The Little River is also one of the two water supplies that together provide water to more than 176,000 people in Durham. The Little River's watershed is still relatively rural, but it borders some of the fastest growing areas in the state.
The Little River Riparian Corridor Conservation Plan identifies the most valuable places for protecting water quality, aquatic habitat, and riparian habitat in the Little River watershed. The Eno River Association will use the land protection needs identified in the Plan for its acquisition, conservation easement, and outreach & education efforts in the Little River watershed.
The Upper Neuse River Basin Association (UNRBA) and the Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) prepared the Little River Riparian Corridor Conservation Plan on behalf of the Eno River Association (ERA) for the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC).
The UNRBA and TJCOG worked with ERA staff to identify protection goals, establish criteria to guide the geographic information systems analysis, and execute the analysis to meet those criteria. CTNC provided funding for this project through a Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant to the ERA.