The Legacy Club

Web Talks

Legacy Club and Loyal Supporter Virtual Event Series

A tunnel of green sea grapes with sunlight peeking through the branches.
Nature Trail at Blowing Rocks Preserve. © Rachel Hancock Davis/TNC
Legacy Club Virtual Field Trip Series

Bring Nature Home

Guided by TNC experts, venture into unique landscapes and experience some of the nature that you help protect.

Overview

Explore TNC preserves across the United States with fellow Legacy Club members, all from the comfort of your home. 

Please register separately for each virtual field trip. A confirmation, with zoom link to join each trip, will be emailed upon registration.

Each trip is 45-60 minutes long and will include time for Q&A. Trips will be recorded and posted on the Past Webinars tab found at the top of this page after the conclusion of the series.

Questions? Email webcast@tnc.org. Participating online is ideal, but a phone-in option is available. Email or call 877-812-3698 for information.
Two men paddle a red canoe along a dark green creek bordered with bright green foliage.
Canoeing Nassawango This tannin-stained waterway is steeped in early American history and one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in Maryland. © Alan Eckert Photography
Maryland

Nassawango Creek Preserve

Thursday, May 6 | 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET

Experience paddling through tranquil waters amongst towering bald cypress trees to see how Maryland’s Nassawango Creek Preserve is shaped by a legacy of evolving ecological restoration—such as controlled fire—and land stewardship. In the periphery of East Coast cities, the preserve encompasses nearly 10,000 acres of coastal lands and includes varied ecosystems where abundant flora and fauna species thrive. Hear directly from TNC staff whose work has contributed to the preserve’s long-term protection which has adapted for generations to maximize conservation impacts.

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Mountains with green forests.
Boundary Mountains Preserve Maine's forests will play a unique ecological role for plants and animals as the climate changes. Currently Boundary Mountain is managed as an ecological reserve, where the forest is shaped by natural processes such as wind, ice, and other weather events. © Jerry and Marcy Monkman/EcoPhotography
Maine

Berry Woods, Leuthold and Boundary Mountains Preserves

Thursday, May 20 | 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET

Enjoy a virtual trek through Maine's forests and discover three of TNC's ecological reserves—Berry Woods, Leuthold Forest Preserve, and Boundary Mountains Preserve. These wild places reveal the role that natural forces–like ice, wind, and fire–play in shaping the composition and structure of local ecosystems. In a state that maintains its historically active timber harvesting, these protected reserves are important examples of recovering mature forests. Join us and learn more about these incredible wildlife habitats, the species that live within them, and their pivotal role in mitigating climate change. 

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A hawk with gray chest feathers and a brown back sits atop a green shurb.
Northern Goshawk French Meadows is part of the much larger Tahoe Central Sierra Initiative, a diverse coalition bringing together innovative approaches to increase the pace and scale of restoration work across the Northern Sierra region, which is helping wildlife like the Northern Goshawk. © Bruce D. Taubert
California

Northern Sierra

Wednesday, May 26 | 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET

Immerse yourself in towering forests, rich meadows and lush wetlands teeming with life and its songs. Guided by TNC experts, we’ll explore our 25,000-acre French Meadows project where we are using a whole systems approach to forestry and watershed conservation, including wildlife-friendly forest management, prescribed burning and forest thinning. From there, see how we’re utilizing our learnings in French Meadows to scale up planning and restoration on 275,000-acres at the North Yuba River and beyond.

While taking in the beauty of the Northern Sierra, we’ll learn how TNC's legacy in land acquisition and stewardship is further enhanced with innovative science, policy advocacy, and unique partnerships. Experience how the Northern Sierra is essential to the future of California’s forested watersheds amidst a changing climate.

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Ocean water explodes into the air against a rocky shoreline.
Blowing Rocks Preserve Watching water skyrocket into the air against a rocky shoreline of Anastasia limestone is a main attraction at Blowing Rocks Preserve. The preserve harbors the largest outcropping of the jagged rock formations on the East Coast. © JMC Photography
Florida

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Wednesday, June 16 | 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET

Named for its rocky Anastasia limestone shoreline, this barrier island sanctuary—located right next to six-million people—has become a model for large-scale, native coastal habitat restoration. With ecosystems found here disappearing fast, this magnificent place provides a rare glimpse into Florida’s natural history and serves as a living laboratory for sea level rise impacts and the role natural habitats can play in helping communities be more resilient.

Join us as we explore the preserve’s varied landscape of beach dune, coastal strand, tropical hardwood hammock, and mangrove swamp that sustains many threatened plants and animals. Along the way we’ll learn about the community’s role in helping to protect this unique habitat and the imperiled sea turtles who nest on the dark beach.

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A pale green aloe plant with pointed succulent leaves grows in a desert canyon with flat top mountains in the background.
Aravaipa Canyon Preserve Desert plants like this agave flourish in the canyon. © Justin Bailie / TNC
Arizona

Sky Island Region

Wednesday, June 23 | 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET

The Sky Island region of southeastern Arizona is one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America, where the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts meet the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Madre. More species of mammals, birds, reptiles, bees and ants are found here in the San Pedro River watershed than any other place in the country! The Nature Conservancy in Arizona has worked to protect and enhance the ecological integrity of this region, including Aravaipa Canyon Preserve and Muleshoe Ranch, for more than 50 years. A big part of keeping it wild includes the use of fire to keep the lands healthy and serve as corridors for bighorn sheep, jaguars and other iconic wildlife.

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Land Conservation

November 18, 2020

Global Managing Director for Nature Protection Jeffrey Parrish shares how TNC is protecting land at unprecedented scale for the benefit of people, wildlife and our climate.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jeffrey Parrish is responsible for TNC’s vision, ambition, and direction to protect terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity. In his role, he champions our work with communities and indigenous people to ensure expanded protection, management, and resiliency of nature.

 

LANDS TNC's Global Managing Director for Protect Oceans, Lands and Water Jeffrey Parrish shares how the support of Legacy Club members and loyal supporters is propelling groundbreaking science and innovative strategies to protect biodiversity while achieving large-scale, transformative conservation.

Ocean Conservation

December 2, 2020

Join Global Managing Director of Ocean Protection Melissa Garvey for a look at how TNC is safeguarding the ocean's rich biodiversity while ensuring sustainable livelihoods and thriving economies.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Melissa Garvey leads the team responsible for TNC’s global ocean protection, coastal resilience, coastal wetland conservation and reef systems restoration, blue carbon, ocean planning and mapping, and community-based conservation programs.
OCEANS The Nature Conservancy's Global Director of Ocean Protection Melissa Garvey shares how the support of Legacy Club members and loyal supporters is propelling groundbreaking science and innovative strategies to protect biodiversity while achieving large-scale, transformative conservation.