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Iconic Places:  Old Growth Forests

Old Growth Forests

Wednesday, January 18th at 7 p.m. in McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel, ME

The Mahoosuc Land Trust invites all in the area to a presentation entitled Mahoosuc Old Growth: the Once and Future Forest.  On Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m., Ken Hotopp will describe the dramatic changes that our region's forests and wildlife passed through following European settlement - unregulated hunting, fishing, and logging; land clearing for agriculture land clearing for agriculture peaking in approximately 1850; industrial boom and bust; and ongoing development. He will describe what the original forests looked like and how they functioned.  He will also ask, what may be the potential for forest recovery and restoration as we seek a sustainable economy and address climate change.