The past five years have not been kind to New Hampshire’s moose population. As sightings of these magnificent creatures become less frequent, interest in the health of the population has piqued. Join New Hampshire Fish and Game Biologist, Kristine Rines at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center September Ecoforum, “The Status of NH Moose Populations”, on Thursday, September 26 from noon to 1 PM.  Kristine Rines has been improving moose management and research for over 20 years. During her time at NH Fish and Game as the Moose Project Leader, a moose-hunting season was reinstate in NH, the “Brake for Moose” campaign was initiated and the Northeast Moose Group was created.

The prospect of spotting a moose continues to bring in a significant number of tourists to the Mount Washington Valley each year. How will a decline in the population affect the local economy? What is the biggest culprit of the moose decline: wood tick populations, climate change, or car collisions? If you have questions about our local moose or are simply interested in hearing more information on these beautiful creatures, join us at noon on Thursday, September 26 as Kristine Rines discusses the continued fight for the health of our moose. Look these up for more information.

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.