What does endangered mean? How about threatened? Are those different? What do I have to do? This webinar will describe the Endangered Species Act and define terminology for the categories of rarity and the general regulations for each. By participating in this webinar you will learn the rare species that occur in the 14-county NC Woods for Wildlife focal area. You will also become familiar with your responsibilities for those species, but more importantly your opportunities to benefit them.
Participants will also have the opportunity to put what they learn into context with a presentation focused on forest management with isolated wetlands, their ecology, and their broader connection with at risk wildlife like the Gopher Frog. Isolated wetlands are wetlands that are not directly connected to other water sources by creeks and streams. In the Southeast, isolated wetlands naturally occur as vernal pools, Carolina bays, clay-based depressions, and limesinks. The Gopher Frog is a rare species unique to the southeast that relies on isolated wetlands for its survival. The Gopher Frog’s ecology highlights the plight of isolated wetlands on the southeastern landscape and why they are important for biodiversity.Continue Reading