Anti-growth envious leftists actually provide a valuable service by making it harder for people to move in. Population density drives the demand for socialism and big government. If Pike County can keep its population density near 85 per square mile it will stay a nice place to live.
I huge hunk of Pike County cannot be developed ever because it is State Gamelands, State Park, Natural Areas, State Forest or National Park.
None the less, a few years back, folks who have probably never been west of Milford voted a $10 Million bond issue to PURCHASE green space. So we are still paying on that so that folks in Milford can look at green without having to drive even to the center of the county.