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Wed, Sep 06



Third Quarterly Cape Fear Arch Meeting

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Third Quarterly Cape Fear Arch Meeting
Third Quarterly Cape Fear Arch Meeting

Time & Location

Sep 06, 2023, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Elizabethtown, 4117 NC-242, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA

About the event

Join the Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaborative for our Third Quarterly Meeting! This meeting will focus on protection, management, monitoring and research updates from the Bladen Lakes region.  Please bring your own lunch to eat on site.


10:00 am  Welcome, Land Acknowledgement & Introductions – Jeff Marcus, The Nature


10:20 am  Ornate Chorus Frog and other herp status & management/conservation needs update-

Nate Shepard, NC Natural Heritage Program

10:35 am  Red cockaded woodpecker monitoring update- Jan Goodson, Jay Carter & Associates

10:50 am  Carolina bay priority mapping- Sarah Hecocks, TNC & US Fish and Wildlife Service

11:10 am  Results of ecological straw raking study– Jeff Marcus, The Nature Conservancy

11:30 am  Land protection projects in region – Hervey McIver, The Nature Conservancy

11:45 pm  Recap of Women’s TREX at Lake Singletary- Carmella Stirrat, The Nature Conservancy

11:55 pm  Lunch- bring a packed lunch

12:45 pm  Results of Bachman’s sparrow study– Jeff Marcus, The Nature Conservancy

1:05 pm  FLAME week- Carrie McMullen, NC Forest Service

1:15 pm  Bladen Lakes Prescribed Burn Association – Phil Wallace, NC Forest Service

1:30 pm  Update on bottomland hardwood management study– Jeff Marcus, The Nature


1:45 pm  Bladen Lakes State Forest update- Hans Rohr and Lisa Hartrick, NC Forest Service

2:00 pm  Break

2:15 pm State Parks management update- Juan Cervera, NC State Parks

2:30 pm  NC Wildlife Resources Commission update- Chesley Ward, NC Wildlife Resources


2:45 pm  Private lands/NRCS update

2:55 pm Collaborative NFWF grant update- Deb Maurer, The Nature Conservancy

3:05 pm Other partner updates for the Cape Fear Arch- All

3:30 pm  Adjourn

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