Could climate change really bring an end to vibrant fall foliage in New Hampshire? What about our delicious maple syrup? Tin Mountain’s August EcoForum will feature Chris Skoglund, NH Department of Environmental Services and member of the Governor’s Climate Change Policy Task Force, discussing the State’s Climate Action Plan and exploring the tools available for reducing emissions while strengthening the economy.  Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center on Thursday, August 12th from noon to 1pm to learn more about these efforts.


Chris Skoglund is an Energy and Transportation Analyst with the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES). In 2008, he was the staff coordinator for Climate Change Policy Task Force, which developed greenhouse gas emission targets and a Climate Action Plan to achieve those goals. In addition, Chris represents DES during transportation planning, working with the DOT and the Regional Planning Commissions in the southeastern corner of the state. Previously, Chris was engaged in efforts that targeted reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through community-based behavior change campaigns and innovative building design projects, and he also worked as an educator for almost a decade in traditional classroom settings and in the outdoors with students of all ages.


Chris will provide an introduction to science of climate change and focus on the efforts underway and under development to address both its causes and the impacts. The presentation will begin with an overview of the causes of climate change, the effects that are currently being experienced in New Hampshire, and the projections of what the future might hold.  The majority of the presentation will discuss the New Hampshire Climate Action Plan that identifies 67 recommendations to deal with the causes and effects of climate change, as well as focus on the progress that has been made to implement the plan and achieve a broad range of economic, energy, security, and environmental benefits.


The Eco-Forum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rock House Mountain Baker and is presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The public is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.