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July General Meeting: Land Conservation and Restoration

In July, Betsy Cook, Conservation Associate with the Triangle Land Conservancy, will talk to us about the process of acquiring and preserving land for conservation. Doors open 6:30 pm, program at 7:00.

As Conservation Associate, Betsy works to support TLC’s conservation work. She focuses on land protection, owned property management planning, and explores strategic initiatives. Prior to joining TLC, Betsy received a Master’s of Environmental Management and Master’s of Forestry from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. She has previously worked for the National Park Service as a Community Conservation Planner, for the Duke Forest as an Outreach and Education Coordinator, and for the Appalachian Mountain Club as a backcountry caretaker. Her work and studies have been focused primarily focused on community based land management and land conservation.

The discussion will consist  of an overview of Triangle Land Conservancy including information about programs on our conserved lands and how we protect land. We will then move into an overview of the land conservation process focusing mostly on acquisition of conservation easements. Finally, we will discuss collaborative land conservation efforts in North Carolina and then open up for a lively questions and answer session.

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