From 6:30pm until 8pm

What is the state of our wildlife populations in the Mount Washington Valley region and what tradeoffs exist between outdoor pursuits and wildlife?

The public is invited to participate in “Balancing Sustainable Recreation and Wildlife,” a Sense of Place community forum. Join us for a discussion of the impacts of trails and trail use on wildlife and the steps land managers are taking to understand and balance human activity and wildlife protection. Panelists from The Nature Conservancy, NH Fish & Game, Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, and the White Mountain National Forest will share their perspectives, followed by a facilitated discussion. Jim Innes, Saco District Ranger for the US Forest Service, will moderate.

This event is free. Please register for the event HERE.

“Balancing Sustainable Recreation and Wildlife” is one of a series of community forums on outdoor recreation and public lands in the Mount Washington Valley, organized through a collaboration of groups that are working to protect ecosystems and to invite humans to be in healthy relationship with the natural world and each other in shared public spaces: Access Fund, Appalachian Mountain Club, Backyard Concept, Chocorua Lake Conservancy, Granite Backcountry Alliance, Granite Outdoor Alliance, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, REI Co-op, Saco Watershed Collaborative, The Nature Conservancy, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, the White Mountain National Forest, and the White Mountain Trail Collective.


About the Panelists:

Jessie Dubuque is a Wildlife Biologist with the White Mountain National Forest.

Katie Callahan is GIS Coordinator with NH Fish and Game

Lynn Christenson is Associate Professor of Biology at Vassar College and a researcher with the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.

Jeff Lougee is Director of Stewardship & Ecological Management for The Nature Conservancy.