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 2nd Quarter Meeting

  • Carolina Beach State Park (map)

Our 2nd quarter meeting will focus on non-native, invasive plant species. 


9:00 - 9:30    Networking

9:30 – 10:30    Welcome, Introductions & Partner Updates

10:30 – 11:00    Dr. Bridget Lassiter, Weed Specialist Plant Industry Division, NC DACS “North Carolina’s Invasive Plant Species: Projects, Concerns, & Regulations”

11:00 – 11:30    Jonathan Short, Invasive Species/Natural Areas Biologist, NC State Parks “Invasive Species Management in the NC State Parks”

11:30 – 12:00   Rob Trickle, Forest Health Branch Head, NC Forest Service “An Update on Invasive Species and Forest Health in Southeast NC”

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 1:45    Rob Emens, Aquatic Weed Program Manager, NC DENR “Aquatic Invasive Plants in the Cape Fear Arch Region” and  “An Introduction to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan”

1:45 – 2:15    Lindsey Staszak, Marine Fisheries Biologist, NC DMF
“Marine Invasive Species in North Carolina”

2:30    Park Tour (weather permitting)



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