Julie Moore works in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, with the Branch of Candidate Conservation in the Endangered Species Program. She is national coordinator for Safe Harbor and Candidate Conservation Agreements.
Julie has worked on a variety of southern forest ecosystems, most recently with longleaf pine forests and the many associated plant and animal species. Before moving to the Washington area, she worked in the piney woods of southern Mississippi for the MS Natural Heritage Program. She is the author of “Managing the Forest and the Trees,” a guide for longleaf forest landowners funded by TNC, the LLA, and the Southern Group of State Foresters. She was with the NC Natural Heritage Program for over a dozen years as a botanist and ecologist specializing in fire dependent systems and working with private landowners.
All this to say that Julie was the perfect person to take us on a little tour of a beautifully restored longleaf pine ecosystem in southeastern Virginia, one of the northernmost remnants of longleaf pine habitat in the world. Julie was kind enough to tell us about the important role that NatureServe's data plays in her work assessing candidate species for Endangered Species Act protection, and to give us a brief history of longleaf pine ecosystems across the Southeast. We really enjoyed getting to talk with Julie about a forest that she has devoted much of her life to protecting, and we hope you enjoy hearing a bit of what she had to say.
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