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October 2, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm


The Down East Research and Education Network’s CONVERGENCE 2014.

Land and Water: the Conservation Connection.

Keynote Talk: Landscape scale conservation at work Down East and across Maine
Alan Hutchinson, Executive Director, Forest Society of Maine

Alan has been the executive director of the Forest Society of Maine since 1997. Focused on conserving large tracts within Maine’s working forest landscape, the Forest Society of Maine has helped conserve 1,000,000 acres including several projects in Down East Maine. Bringing people with diverse interests together for large scale conservation projects is what excites Alan about this work.

Other Topics include:
Coastal Acidification
River Restoration Ecology

Climate Change Vulnerability
Eelgrass and Bay Ecosystems
Groundfish and Diadromous Fish Ecology
Seabirds as Indicators of Ecosystem Change

Thursday 2 October 2014
7:30-3:30 pm

at Schoodic Institute on the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) Campus in Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor. Held in conjunction with the Acadia Science Symposium on 1 October. Stay for both conferences. Housing available at SERC

 Generously sponsored by Schoodic Institute and the Maine Community Foundation

Plan to join DEREN for its fourth annual conference dedicated to strengthening and promoting conservation collaborations in Down East Maine. CONVERGENCE serves as the annual networking meeting of conservation professionals, educators, researchers, and managers in eastern Maine.

Together Hancock and Washington Counties have 200,000 acres of ponds and lakes, 3,300 miles of streams, 1,000 river miles, 2,245 miles of near-shore marine habitat, and 2,700 sq mi of forest cover. The region is also home to eight significant watersheds which support Atlantic salmon and 10 other migratory fish species. It is bordered on the west by the Penobscot River, which is the state’s largest and New England’s second largest watershed, and on the east by the St Croix River International Waterway. This year’s CONVERGENCE will focus on science-based conservation as an effective tool for protecting our valuable aquatic ecosystems.

For information about DEREN and CONVERGENCE, visit:  www.downeastresearchnetwork.org

Contact:  Barbara S. Arter, DEREN Director, 546-2018, bsarter@panax.com


Do you have conservation research or education news? 
Let us know about it and we can include it in the next newsletter!  Contact Barbara at info@downeastresearchnetwork.org.

For more information about DEREN visit: www.downeastresearchnetwork.org.



October 2, 2014
7:30 am - 3:30 pm


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Schoodic Education and Research Center
64 Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME United States
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