Register Now for July CCP Virtual Meeting About Snakes of Chatham County

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Copperhead. Photo by Jeff Beane.

The July Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting will focus on Snakes of Chatham County. The webinar will be on Thursday July 20 from 9:00-11:30 a.m..

Whether you are fascinated or repulsed by snakes, this webinar will present an amazing opportunity to learn from two of our state’s top snake experts with decades of experience between them!


  • Basic Snake Biology
  • Snake Awareness & Safety
  • Snakes of Chatham County
  • How to Identify Venomous Snakes
  • Snake Conservation and Monitoring
  • Snake Resources

Presenters (see speaker bios below):

  • Jeff Beane, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Jeff Hall, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Updates & Announcements from the CCP Community

Click here to register for this virtual meeting. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. on July 19. Registrants will receive an email prior to the event with the Zoom link. 

CCP Steering Committee: Brooke Massa, Brandy Oldham, Debbie Roos, Margaret Sands, Allison Weakley.

For more information about the Chatham Conservation Partnership, visit the CCP website or email

Speaker Biographies

Jeff Beane:
Jeff Beane is Herpetology Collections Manager for the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, where he has been employed since 1985. He holds a B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University (1982). A native of Asheboro, he is interested in virtually anything pertaining to natural history or conservation, especially sandhills and longleaf pine ecosystem ecology and the natural history, zoogeography, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles in North Carolina and the Southeast. A member of several scientific societies and natural history and conservation groups, he is especially active in the North Carolina Herpetological Society (newsletter editor since 1986), Wake Audubon (Vice-President since 1996), Sandhills Natural History Society (Steering Committee and former board member), and North Carolina Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NCPARC). He serves on the NC Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee and the NC Amphibian and Reptile Scientific Council. Jeff has authored many popular and scientific publications, including Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd Edition (UNC Press, 2010), and is a frequent contributor to Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. He received the NC Wildlife Federation’s Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award for Wildlife Conservationist of the Year (2012) and NCWRC’s Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award (2015).

Jeff Hall:
Hired in 2007 by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Jeff Hall is the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) Biologist. As PARC Biologist, Jeff works with landowners to promote habitat management that benefits reptiles and amphibians as well as other wildlife species. He coordinates the North Carolina chapter of PARC helping to bring public and private partners together to further conservation efforts for reptiles and amphibians. Jeff also participates in field work on a variety of projects including rare amphibian monitoring and habitat restoration, upland snake conservation, and Project Bog Turtle. In addition, Hall manages the Calling Amphibian Survey Program (CASP) which is designed to monitor long-term trends of frog and toad populations across the state. Jeff, his wife Shannon, and two boys make their home in Greenville, NC.

Juvenile black racer.

Juvenile black racer. Photo by Jeff Beane.

Rough green snake.

Rough green snake. Photo by Jeff Beane.