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About secpnc

My name is Sara Babin and I am the Conservation Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy Southeast Coastal Plain program in Wilmington, NC. Our office is responsable for the maintenance and restoration of 35,000 acres of preserve land owned by The Nature Conservancy. We protect the land for ecologically significant species in hopes to ensure a lasting natural history legacy for future generations to enjoy. This blog will highlight our most exciting activities and events with much of the focus being on our controlled burn program. With this blog we hope to share the ins and outs of what we do and how it is bettering the world for plants, animals, and people.

Hello! We are still here!

It has been quite a while since the last post in September, but now with monitoring season behind us and fire season roaring away I have found a moment for an update on all of it. Monitoring season finished without issue, … Continue reading

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Conservation Esasement Monitoring

Well it’s officially fall and with the change in seasons comes conservation easement monitoring.  A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a private landowner and a conservation entity that limits the land modification activities on a piece of property.  Conservation … Continue reading

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Fall Interns Are Rolling In!

So every year around this time we get a fresh crop of interns from our local academic institution UNCW.  The Environmental Studies program at UNCW offers a practicum program where students can intern for an organization and receive credit.  We … Continue reading

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High water in the Black River.

  And so the alligator weed flea beetle project continues on the Black River with a monitoring trip to Ivanhoe last Friday 6/28.  You can read about the entire project in these posts from 2011 and 2012; flea beetles?, Flea beetles … Continue reading

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Spring Guided Walks

  Spring is our busiest time of year for “guided walks”.  Groups and organizations from all over the region want to get out and see the interesting and beautiful plants of the Southeast Coastal Plain.  This spring we had garden … Continue reading

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The North American Sarracenia Conservancy

We have some good news to share!  The North American Sarracenia Conservancy  (NASC) has raised $1,250 for a burn at our Old Dock preserve!  NASC has partnered with us on previous projects at some of our other preserves and we are happy to … Continue reading

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Green Swamp Spring 2013

There is hardly any other place on earth like the Green Swamp in the Spring.  Cool breezes blow the tall longleaf pine trees and the warm sun wakes up the carnivorous plants and orchids…it is truly amazing.  Have a look … Continue reading

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