From 12pm until 1pm

At Nature Learning Center

Dr. Kenneth Kimball, recently retired director of the AMC's Research Department, is a co-author of the just released 2nd edition of the "Ecological Atlas of the Upper Androscoggin River Watershed". Dr. Kimball will cover how this region's topography and ecology influenced the regions development, the role its once severe water pollution had in the creation of the Clean Water Act, and the impact dams have had in greatly enlarging its headwater lakes and in fluctuating their seasonal water levels. Also discussed will be how some of the region's charismatic fauna like moose were almost driven to extinction and have since made a major recovery whiles others, particularly top predators, like the wolf and cougar remain extinct though the landscape would likely support them.