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The Synergy of Climbing & Conservation
November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join conservation scientist JJ Apodaca, the Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC), and Conserving Carolina in learning how climbing and conservation are linked. Conserving Carolina and the CCC have partnered on several public recreation access initiatives in Hickory Nut Gorge; they will discuss exciting projects that have recently expanded climbing access in the area. Ecologist and CCC Board Member Laura Boggess will join Dr. Apodaca to present on the uniqueness of our local cliff ecosystems. They will also describe ways in which climbers can identify rare species and minimize habitat disturbance, further supporting conservation and access to more protected lands.