North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: Emerging Issues in Conservation

with Misty Buchanan, Director, NC Natural Heritage Program
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, November 15

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


What do Venus flytraps and red wolves have in common? Are any places in North Carolina wild enough for these carnivorous creatures? If these elements of our natural heritage are to have a future in North Carolina, they'll need a functioning ecosystem and a whole lot of help from their friends.


We'll explore why these species are rare, why traditional land conservation practices won't save them, and discuss how North Carolina might find new solutions to old conservation problems. Come prepared to share your ideas and discuss pros and cons of proposed alternatives.



About the Speaker

Misty Buchanan is the Director of North Carolina’s Natural Heritage Program, which provides scientific data to support conservation of North Carolina’s natural areas. Misty works with a team of biologists who survey the state in search of rare species and high quality natural areas that are important for our state’s biodiversity.  Before becoming NHP Program director in 2013, Misty served as the lead botanist and inventory manager. Prior to joining the Natural Heritage Program, Misty worked as ecologist at the North Carolina Botanical Garden and previously with a private consulting firm. Misty is a North Carolina native and holds a M.S. degree in Botany from N.C. State University and a B.A. from Smith College.

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Allen Education Center, Building A
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