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Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Long Mountain Slopes, and Unique Protected Plants of the Uwharries

with Emily Callicutt, Land Protection Specialist, Three Rivers Land Trust
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

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

Location: Zoom webinar

Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee


Inside the Uwharrie National Forest, lies Long Mountain Slopes, a NC Plant Conservation Program Preserve. The Long Mountain Preserve is a 233-acre property composed of mature hardwood forest and a variety of native plant species including two species of concern, Mountain Camellia and Piedmont Indigo Bush. Long Mountain Slopes was purchased in 2004 from the Blair family by Three Rivers Land Trust, previously known as The Land Trust for Central North Carolina, which is a non-profit organization that has been working to conserve special natural areas, family farms, rural landscapes, and historic places since 1995. In 2005, the tract was placed under a conservation easement and transferred to the NC Plant Conservation Program. Learn more about this North Carolina treasure with Emily Callicutt, Land Protection Specialist for the Three Rivers Land Trust.


This talk is paired with an excursion to the Long Mountain Preserve on Saturday, November 12. Click here to learn more and register for the Excursion!



The North Carolina Botanical Garden has partnered with the Friends of Plant Conservation to offer several excursions and Lunchbox Talks that highlight some of our state's rarest plants and natural areas. 




Mountain Camellia, Prickly Pear, and Piedmont Indigo Bush

photos courtesy of Crystal Cockman



Register here for Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Long Mountain Slopes, and Unique Protected Plants of the Uwharries


Registration open through 10/27/2022 11:50 AM

About the Speaker

Emily Callicutt began working as the Land Protection Specialist for Three Rivers Land Trust in February 2021. She attended North Carolina State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in the spring of 2020. Her studies included ornithology, herpetology, and field work throughout North Carolina. She is also a Certified Associate Wildlife Biologist. Before coming to the Land Trust, she worked on wildlife management projects for private companies and managed the hunting program on a wildlife refuge. As a Montgomery County native, Emily is passionate about conserving the natural lands she has been able to enjoy in the region. In her spare time, Emily is an avid birder and also enjoys hiking, paddling, and baking.

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