Tin Mountain’s monthly Eco-Forum lunchtime lecture series at noon on Thursday, June 9th at the Nature Learning Center in Albany will feature Rick Jones of Jones Associates. Rick will discuss planting and maintaining vegetative buffers for riparian zones along water bodies. This program is a great tutorial for property owners with streams as well as those who just enjoy exploring the banks of the region’s rivers.


Rick Jones is a licensed professional forester and wetland scientist with over 25 years of experience and principal of Jones Associates, Inc. and Environmental Restoration Services LLC.  Jones Associates provides consulting services in natural resource restoration, stream assessments, erosion control, forestry, wetland science, surveying, and permitting.


Rick will focus on the use of native plants for maintaining river and stream banks to encourage wildlife and prevent erosion and runoff. Nels Liljedahl of Natural Resources Conservation Service will be present as well to provide background on the organization’s services for landowners. If you are curious about the possibilities for your property, or just curious about how to manage riparian areas, you won’t want to miss this program. 


The Eco-Forum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway, NRCS, Rock House Mountain Baker, and Frontside Grind 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.


Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental education organization. Since 1980, the Center has offered hands-on programs in the schools, at summer camps, and within communities throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine. For more information on Tin Mountain Conservation Center and all nature programs, visit www.tinmountain.org or call 603-447-6991.