Hilton Head ~ Longleaf Ecosystems
The Natural Communities of the Longleaf Ecosystems
The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Lisa Lord on May 5, 2021 for this program. The Longleaf Pine ecosystem was once the dominant habitat in the southeastern United States. Covering more than 90 million acres extending from Virginia to Texas, today less than 5% of its historic range remains intact. This unique habitat is considered one of the most biodiverse in North America. Lisa Lord, Director of Conservation Programs for the Longleaf Alliance will discuss the natural communities of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Each of the natural communities holds unique diversity of plant and wildlife with intricated relationships. Lisa will also explore the relationship between prescribed fire and longleaf.
Cost of the program is $7 in person and $5 virtual. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.