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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Mitigating Climate Change through NC’s Natural and Working Lands

with Misty Buchanan, Director, NC Natural Heritage Program

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom webinar

Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee


North Carolina's Natural and Working Land Action Plan recommends 25 activities that will help increase North Carolina’s resilience to natural disasters and offset greenhouse gas emissions by sequestering and storing carbon. Developed through a stakeholder-driven process, the Action Plan recommends conserving, restoring, and managing lands in six sectors: Agriculture, Coastal Habitats, Floodplains and Wetlands, Forestry, Pocosins, and Urban Lands. It also outlines specific projects for North Carolina’s natural and working lands that sequester carbon, build ecosystem and community resilience, provide ecosystem benefits, enhance our economy, and recommend socially equitable implementation.


Brackish Marsh at Topsail Island, photo by Misty Buchanan


Registration open through 3/11/2021 12:10 PM

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.


This Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk will be offered via Zoom Webinar. Information for accessing the event will be distributed the week of the talk.

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Misty Buchanan

Photo by Marie Meckman