Wetlands and Microhabitats

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Belknap Woods. Participants will meet at Belknap woods, located off of Route 25B in Center Harbor, NH. Click here for a google map.

Registration: All participants must register for this program. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

This program will feature a low intensity 1-mile hike through Belknap Woods, with stops to explore the various types of wetlands and other habitats we find in the area. This will include a focus on the importance of different types of wetlands in providing ecosystem services and habitats for the local communities. We will see how human disturbance changes the dynamics of the forest understory and the health of the whole ecosystem. Additionally, participants will find out how to make the habitats in their own backyards more complex and get the opportunity to discover some of the early spring critters that might take advantage of these natural and artificial wetlands and microhabitats. This is an opportunity for members of the community to get connected into small scale conservation efforts and citizen science programs that can make a big difference for our watershed.

**As temperatures warm and snow and ice on and around our trails melt, we want to let participants know that there is the potential for outdoor adventure ecology programs to change or be canceled. We will always do our best to contact registered participants as soon as we receive updated information on the conditions of trails to notify them.**

Audience:

All ages.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Ben Grunwald, and I am a LRCC member from Durham, North Carolina. I graduated from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, OH, with a degree in biology. My interests are primarily on reptile and amphibian conservation/ecology, which has included time volunteering with the NC Herpetological Society and my senior thesis on lizards in Costa Rica.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.

 

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