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Your backyard as a conservation treasure
January 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
How does your property benefit wildlife?
Join Research Ecologist, Conservation Planner, and Coastal Rivers trustee Peter McKinley for an online program to take a look at how the ecology of the Damariscotta-Pemaquid region ties in to other regions, including the boreal forest. Discover how individual property owners, no matter how large or small the property, can contribute to the larger landscape of wildlife conservation in this region.
According to Pete, “Everything counts! the plants and animals do not know who owns what. Your backyard can in fact, have an impact on regional wildlife disproportionate to its size.” Pete will focus on understanding how the patch-work management of land impacts wildlife and discuss what we can all do on our own properties to enhance the overall benefit to wildlife on a local and regional level. Come away with management principles that you can apply to your own property, regardless of where you live.
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Pete is a research ecologist and conservation planner with The Wilderness Society (TWS) based in their northeastern office in Hallowell, Maine. His work includes development of conservation priorities for TWS projects and campaigns nationally with a particular focus on the northern and southern Appalachians. Pete is also Vice President of the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, which is active in conserving large tracts of land along the extent of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.