Program at Landrum Library to focus on bird conservation, agriculture

Published 12:19 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

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Conserving Carolina and the Landrum Library are inviting the community to a free lecture entitled, “Balancing Avian Conservation & Agriculture,” presented by John Quinn. The program will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. at the Landrum Library, 111 located at East Asbury Drive in Landrum. 

This presentation offers a dive into the increasingly important space of balancing bird conservation with agricultural productivity. With agricultural land covering 40% of Earth’s surface, how do we ensure the survival and thriving of bird populations? During this program, John will discuss innovative strategies and best practices that harmonize ecological needs with farming demands. 

John Quinn is an Associate Professor of Biology at Furman University. His research emphasizes concerns related to biodiversity conservation and sustainability, in particular a focus on avian ecology, conservation agroecosystems, and sustainability for landscape planning. He is from Minnesota but has lived in South Carolina for 12 years. 

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This lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at the Landrum Library, and it is made possible thanks to the Landrum Library.  The next program at the Landrum Library will be held on February 22, when Dennis Haney, Ph. D. and Professor of Biology at Furman University, will focus on the effects of land use on streams and fish populations in the Piedmont of S.C. 

For more information, contact Pam Torlina at, or contact the Landrum Library at 864-457-2218.

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. For more info visit