[CT Birds] Birds and Forest Ecosystem Health in the Highlands of Connecticut Tonight at White Memorial

COMINS, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Tue Mar 16 08:39:04 EDT 2010

Among the speakers tonight will be Audubon's Chris Field who will talk about efforts to model bird distributions in the highlands of Connecticut:

Forest Health in the Connecticut Highlands:
Shepaug and Bantam River watersheds

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center – Carriage House, Litchfield, CT

Please join us for an evening that highlights recent discoveries on the overall health and quality of forests surrounding two important watersheds in northwestern Connecticut, the Bantam and Shepaug.
A cross-discipline team of investigators from Audubon Connecticut, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, University of Connecticut, and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will be presenting their findings on work performed last summer. Funding for this project was provided by the USDA Forest Service – Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.
Topics will include trees, birds, and wildflowers. Our goal is to invite everyone who is passionate about trees, forests, and natural resources, including you and your neighbors, to learn about forest health in the region.
James Fischer – White Memorial Conservation Center
Mary Tyrrell – Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Importance of the Connecticut Highlands
Forest Fragmentation, trees, and forest health
Christopher Field – Audubon Connecticut
Birds and fragmentation
Jeffrey Ward – The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Wildflowers and invasives
Thomas Worthley – University of Connecticut
You can help! A call to action for citizen scientists


Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation

Audubon Connecticut
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203)264-5098 x305
or 203-267-6732 x305
Fax: (203)264-6332
pcomins at audubon.org
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