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Beginning With Habitat Workshop: Habitat Conservation Strategies

  • Monday, October 24, 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UMaine 4H Camp & Learning Center

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The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is working with the Mahoosuc Land Trust and Maine Audubon to welcome the public to a series of workshops about Beginning With Habitat, a program that brings maps and information about wildlife and habitat to local communities and landowners to consider when making decisions about development and conservation.

This workshop, Habitat Conservation Strategies, is the fourth in the series. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to conservation, so we'll cover a variety of options for citizens and municipalities.  

Steve Walker, Beginning with Habitat Program Coordinator for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will focus on land protection and talk about the Beginning with Habitat (BwH) Toolbox.  The BwH Toolbox is a guide to help towns develop and implement a "conservation blueprint", or suite of local actions that will achieve a municipality's land conservation goals. The purpose of this toolbox is to assist you, as a concerned citizen, municipal committee member, elected official or land trust member, achieve your land conservation goals by providing you with a series of tools that can be used to address common conservation issues that arise in many Maine towns.

Elizabeth Hertz, Director of Land Use Planning from the Maine State Planning Office, will talk about opportunities for towns to use Comprehensive Planning to meet their conservation goals. Ferg Lea, Planning Director for the Androscoggin Valley of Governments, will discuss applicable ordinances.  

All are welcome - landowners, developers, town officials, and anyone interested in protecting land and wildlife are encouraged to attend. A light dinner will be provided.

Register online or call (207) 754-8158.  Please spread the word! 

The workshops will take place at the UMaine 4H Camp and Learning Center's new Lakeside Lodge in Bryant Pond, Maine. Click here for directions.
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