Cape Fear Arch

A Collaborative Voice for Nature

The Cape Fear Arch is a special geologic feature stretching from Cape Lookout, NC to Cape Romain, SC that contains nationally significant animal and plant communities.

Created in 2006, the Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaboration is a partnership of organizations and individuals interested in protecting this region while balancing the needs of man and nature.

Its mission is to develop and implement a community conservation vision to build awareness, protection and stewardship of the region’s important natural resources.

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Cape Fear Arch Quarterly Meeting

  • St. James Plantation Members Club Blvd Southport, NC, 28461 United States (map)

Directions: The main gate to St James is on the south side of route 211 (Southport/Supply Road) between Midway Road and Long Beach Road, which are the 2 roads leading to the bridges to Oak Island.

Passes for all attendees will either be available in association with your name or if you state you are attending the ARCH meeting. Since their will be a line at the gate, we encourage allowing extra time to get through.

To reach the Member's Club, follow St James Drive about 2 1/2 miles to a right turn onto Member's Club Boulevard. The Member's Club is on the left about 3/4 mile in. Parking may be necessary just past the club on the right as golfers may fill most places in the main lot.


9:30 - Welcome, Bobby Masters, General Manger, St. James Plantation

9:30—10:30 Introductions and updates

10:30 - 11:00 Panel Discussion What are Arch Communities looking for from Partner organizations? featuring community representatives.

11:00 - 12:30 What are the Conservation Priorities for the Cape Fear Arch Partners and how can communities support them.      

  1. Natural history/ Natural area of Southeastern North Carolina – Roger Shew; UNCW, Dept. of Geography and Geology
  2. Backyard habitats – Melanie Doyle; Conservation horticulturist, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  3. Why is fire important in our environment? – Angie Carl; Fire Specialist and Land Steward, The Nature Conservancy
  4. Green Growth Toolbox: incorporating wildlife habitat conservation in land use planning – Kacy Cook; Land Conservation Biologist, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
  5. Working Lands – Tony Doster: Manager, North Carolina Region, Resource Management Services

12:30 - 2:30  LUNCH catered by St. James Club and Resouce Management Service, LLC

2:30 depart for Green Swamp Tour

Earlier Event: April 24
Volunteer Water Monitoring

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