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Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Science and Restoration in the Longleaf Ecosystem: Stories from the North Carolina Botanical Garden

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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with Michael Kunz, NCBG Director of Conservation Programs

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual and in Reeves Auditorium
Fee: Free; preregistration required

The longleaf pine ecosystem is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, hosting an amazing diversity of plants and animals including many found nowhere else on earth. However, we have lost the majority of this ecosystem to development, land conversion and fire suppression. In this talk, Michael Kunz, Director of Conservation Programs at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, will share some of the ways the Garden is involved in the conservation this regions’ unique flora through our science and restoration efforts. Throughout this talk, he will discuss challenges and opportunities for longleaf in NC and beyond.

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Join us for more events as part of our 6-month long exhibition – Saving Our Savannas: Stories of the Longleaf Pine.


May 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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(919) 962-0522
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