To work closely with organizations, government, business, and the public to guide and provide sound programs and policies that encourage economic development through sustainable practices, the protection of natural, recreational and cultural resource. The department has a particular emphasis toward the creation of jobs and education for all people.
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We strive to implement environmental, cultural, and heritage-based protection that fosters both economic development and growth. We believe our economy will strengthen through the promotion of smart growth and other positive forces, like environmental protection, tourism and sustainability. Our work has led to the federal designations of places like the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Dugger Mountain Wilderness, and the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge.