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Climate Change & Your Community: Southampton
March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to public health concerns. Check back here for future updates.
This program is the next in our year-long “Climate Change & Your Community” series, which highlights climate challenges and solutions right here at home.
The rallying cry “Think Global, Act Local” is just as relevant as ever, as the challenges of climate change are impacting the Valley. Does the way we use the land in our own communities impact the global climate? How can land conservation make a difference? Find out at this special presentation.
On Thursday, March 26, from 6:30-8 pm at the Edwards Public Library, join us for a discussion with Scott Jackson, a University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of Environmental Conservation who studies the impact of climate change on wildlife and the land. He has developed landscape-based tools to assess the health of ecosystems and how they are connected to each other to help us make science-based land-use decisions. He is also chair of Kestrel’s Board of Trustees.
You’ll learn about the fundamentals of global warming and climate change, examples of climate change that are already occurring, as well as projections for the future in New England. Scott will discuss how climate change is likely to impact wildlife and ecosystems, and give examples of what can be done to protect and conserve vulnerable ecosystems through climate adaptation.
You’ll also learn about Kestrel’s past successes working with the Town of Southampton to protect wildlife habitat such as the Clearwater Woodland Conservation Area, as well as protecting important land for the Town’s drinking water supply on Cook and Pomeroy Meadow Roads.