From 6:30pm until 8pm

As climate change impacts our ecosystems and our local communities, how can we work together to mitigate its effects, and to adapt to them? The public is invited to participate in “Recreating in a Changing Climate,” a Sense of Place community forum. Decades of local weather data show clear trends of declining snowpack, warming winter air temperatures, increases in annual precipitation, and increases in large rain events. How are these warming climate trends, which are expected to continue, affecting outdoor recreation and the growing outdoor recreation economy in the Mount Washington Valley? Join this forum for a panel discussion about the science and local impacts of climate change, ways to mitigate these impacts, and what actions are being taken to reduce emissions.

“Recreating in a Changing Climate” 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. Sense of Place forums take place on the first Wednesday of the month through May, live via Zoom. Join us next month on Wednesday, March 3, 6:30PM, for “Supporting Diversity & Inclusion in the Outdoors.”

The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.