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Mary Livermore Library is excited to host a virtual presentation by Jeff Marcus, NC Longleaf Applied Scientist with The Nature Conservancy. Jeff will give a presentation on the ecology and management of longleaf pine forests. Longleaf forests were once the dominant forest type in eastern NC and across the southeastern US, but have been diminished to about 5% of their original range, with many plants and animals that depend on the forest now rare. Jeff will take us on a journey through a longleaf forest, as seen through the eyes of a gopher frog migrating to its breeding pond. He will talk about the plants and animals encountered as well as the management and conservation actions needed to protect and restore the forest. He will also discuss opportunities for students interested in entering the field of conservation, and opportunities for collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and American Indian tribes in NC.