We look forward to offering a new format to our Conference Field Trip for 2022: a half-day tour with your choice of a morning or afternoon program.
Both sessions will take you to a property in Brunswick County, just across the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington, and will feature the same cast of expert local guides. You’ll see and hear about a range of topics from rare plants and botanical diversity, using fire to shape the landscape, the resilience of the longleaf ecosystem, and restoring habitat for wildlife under multiple-use objectives.
With a shorter format, you’ll be free for the remainder of the day to explore our self-guided tour around the greater Wilmington area as well as partner sponsored activities. We’ll all come back together that same evening for the Longleaf Celebration dinner, social, and silent auction at the Hotel Ballast.
Attendees should anticipate being outdoors for the entire tour, some walking between stations and standing for periods of time.