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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2nd Quarter Meeting

  • Halyburton Park 4099 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC, 28412 United States (map)

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday May 24th at Halyburton Park in Wilmington from 10:00am until 3:00pm.  Allison Welde Gratz, Director of Sustainability with Enviva, will be addressing our group on their project to protect bottomland hardwood forests and updating us on their progress in our area.    In addition, speakers will address the terrestrial and aquatic significance of the Black River and its tributaries and we will hear from a private forest landowner on how he looks at managing his property to benefit his family and the environment.  

10:00‐11:00 Welcome & Partner Updates

11:00‐11:15 Meeting Purpose - Dan Ryan, NC Longleaf Program Director, The Nature Conservancy

11:15‐11:45 Terrestrial Significance & Conservation Efforts in Arch Focal Areas: the Black River & Tributaries - Hervey McIver, NC Longleaf Pine Protection Director, TNC

11:45‐12:15 Aquatic Significance & Conservation Efforts in Arch Focal Areas: the Black River & Tributaries – Andy Wood, Habitats Environmental Services, LLC, & the Coastal Plain Conservation Group

12:15‐1:15 Lunch (please bring your own or $5 for pizza)

1:15‐1:45 Emerging Woody Biomass Market in SE NC: Incorporating Conservation Planning in Fiber Sourcing - Allison Gratz, Director of Sustainability, Enviva

1:45‐2:15 Value of Multiple Markets for Working Forest Lands - Clint North, Pender County Landowner

2:15‐3:00 Discussion & Next Steps


Hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: February 24
1st Quarter Meeting
Later Event: August 18
3rd Quarter Meeting

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