Nov 01, 2021
For more than 400 million years, natural forces have made the Appalachians one of the world’s most resilient, diverse and carbon-rich landscapes. This ancient landscape spans roughly 2,000 miles from Alabama to the Canadian Maritimes and represents a vast, nearly unbroken chain of forested mountains, valleys, wetlands and rivers.
But pressure from human activities such as urban development, mining, pollution, industrial forestry and extensive fragmentation caused by dams and roads—all of which are exacerbated by climate change—threaten the health of the Appalachians; thereby threatening public and economic health as well.
By protecting and restoring the Appalachians, we can safeguard biodiversity, help limit warming, improve human well-being, and even find protection from the consequences of climate change, like intensified flooding and storms. Conserving the great Appalachian range is key to sustaining the Eastern U.S.
Join this webinar to learn more about how The Nature Conservancy is working to conserve and protect the Southern Appalachians, a priority landscape for the organization. Click here to register.
This webinar is sponsored by Greenville Water. Greenville Water and The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina are partnering over the next three years to strengthen our shared efforts to protect land and water. In 1993, Greenville Water proactively entered into a conservation easement with TNC to protect approximately 30,000 acres of land surrounding the Table Rock and North Saluda Reservoirs in South Carolina, where Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.
Katherine Medlock – Director, Southern Appalachians Program
Jason Throneberry – Director, Freshwater Programs, Alabama
Megan Sutton – Director, South Blue Ridge Program
Sara Gottlieb – Director, Freshwater Science & Strategy, Georgia
Tom Dooley – Director, Forest Conservation, South Carolina
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