Climate Change & Your Community: Mount Holyoke Range
November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This continuation of our “Climate Change & Your Community” series highlights climate challenges and solutions right here at home.
The rallying cry “Think Global, Act Local” is just as relevant as ever, as the causes and challenges of climate change are “unequivocal” according to the 6th assessment report released this year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We are feeling the effects of a changing climate here in the Valley. How does the way we use the land in our own communities impact the climate? How can land conservation make a difference? Find out at this virtual presentation.
On Monday, November 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, join us for a webinar presented by 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. Scott is on the Executive Committee of Kestrel’s Board of Trustees.
You’ll learn about the fundamentals of global warming, updates on climate change according to the 2021 IPCC report, 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 hear about past and future land conservation efforts, including two Landscape Partnership Projects through which Kestrel helped conserve 1,000 acres on the Mount Holyoke Range in 2015 and an additional 500 acres in 2020.
This program is free, though donations are welcome. Registration is required.
A link will be provided via the registration confirmation email to access this virtual event via Zoom.