Virtual Symposium on Climate Change in Maine’s Mountains
October 26-27, 2020
October 26, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM, October 27, 10:00 AM-12:30PM
A convening of the land conservation and research communities to explore the ecological impacts of climate change on Maine’s mountain region.
If You Missed a Webinar:
- Confronting Changing Winters in the Northeast and Maine by Dr. Sarah Nelson, AMC
- Strategies to Protect Eastern Brook Trout Populations and Habitat from Climate-Driven Rapid Environmental Change by Jeff Reardon, Maine Brook Trout Project Director, Trout Unlimited and Charles Gauvin, Former CEO of Trout Unlimited
- State of Montane Conservation and Management in Maine by Dr. David Publicover, Appalachian Mountain Club and Dr. Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, University of Maine
- Physiological Response of Trees in Maine Mountain Forests to Climate Stress by Dr. Jay Wason, University of Maine
We are working together to:
- Bring attention to the region’s national ecological significance.
- Highlight its critical role as a wildlife corridor now and as the climate changes.
- Communicate the region’s exceptional recreational, economic and cultural importance.
- Identify critical parcels and conserve both well-managed forests and ecological reserves to provide landscape-level connectivity and support communities.
- Increase philanthropic support and conservation-minded investment through traditional and innovative approaches.
A Talk in the Woods
Stories and conversations out in the forests, trails, rivers, and dirt roads with the people who live, work, and play in Maine’s Woods and Mountains.
With its inception in 2014, the Maine Mountain Collaborative has identified the Maine Appalachian Corridor as a vital wildlife and forest region providing habitat resilience in the face of climate change. The Collaborative has convened leading scientists and distilled the latest research on the importance of this Maine mountain region. It has also advanced current thinking on conservation-minded private investment and sustainable forest management techniques. The Collaborative is working to bring attention to the region’s national ecological significance, as well as its exceptional recreational, economic and cultural importance.