With over 25 years of experience as a backcountry ski guide in Yellowstone National Park, Tin Mountain is lucky to have Roger Zimmerman stop by to discuss one of the significant changes New Englanders will soon have to face, a warming winter.
As temperatures begin dropping, and deciduous trees lose their leaves your thoughts may turn to images of snow blowing, shoveling, and icy roads. But just how cold and snowy will this winter be? This question always seems to arise this time of the year. What will this winter bring? Will we start to see more rain than snow as some climate change models are showing or will we get dumped on with heavy snow? As New England winters warm up, it becomes more imperative to understand the impacts climate change will have on our New England snowpack. What are some of the trends we are beginning to see already on snow fall amounts? What consequent effects will a decreasing snowpack have on our local critters?
Zimmerman will also discuss the importance of the subnivean environment, and the ways local animal life has adapted to surviving just below the snow. Find out some of the potential effects climate change might have on this unique habitat. On Thursday, November 14, join Maine Master Naturalist, Roger Zimmerman of Bethel, ME as he leads a discussion on the effects of climate change on New England snowpack.
The EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway, and Frontside Grind Coffee. EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. Tin Mountain Conservation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years. For more information on Tin Mountain visit www.tinmountain.org, friend us on Facebook, or call 603-447-6991.