When Jeff Tarling retired from his position as Portland’s Arborist in January, we had been unhappy to see him go, however honored to have collaborated with him on many initiatives. Jeff labored for the town for 34 years and have become well-known for his ardour for timber, his neighborhood engagement, and his dedication to the greening of the town. Stroll by way of Portland with him, and it looks as if there’s not a single tree he doesn’t know. Every place and neighborhood Jeff has dutifully served has its personal story and historical past, and Jeff is the primary to understand how a lot his profession has enriched his life, his love of Maine, and his hope for the longer term.
We’re delighted to announce that Jeff has joined Maine Audubon as an City Forestry Schooling Specialist. Amongst different issues, he shall be engaged on a number of schooling grant initiatives, and serving to to develop new partnerships and applications in different city areas like Lewiston and Bangor. Jeff is deeply (over a number of many years and initiatives) related to and enamored with Maine Audubon and the various of you, members of our neighborhood of help, whom he has labored with through the years. We’re thrilled to have Jeff on the Maine Audubon employees.
For his first undertaking, Jeff has organized a weekly webinar collection known as “Our Forests, Our Local weather, Our Communities,” and can host a special speaker each Wednesday at 6 pm throughout the month of October.
We invite you to affix Jeff and our audio system for these free on-line talks.
Our Forests, Our Local weather, Our Communities
October 4: Ash Timber & Our Communities
Ash timber have been essential for individuals and communities on this area for over 10,000 years. We flip to Wabanaki consultants and leaders to attach us with ash, and to debate challenges and options for saving and restoring these important timber. The speaker, Tyler Everett, is an expert forester, researcher, and Ph.D. scholar on the College of Maine, and a citizen of Mi’kmaq Nation. His present analysis focuses on the impacts of emerald ash borer on Tribal ash assets and figuring out revolutionary administration and mitigation methods for this subject that embrace an understanding of silviculture, local weather change, and most significantly Tribal cultural values. His analysis pursuits deal with forest entomology, forest ecology, and silviculture.
October 11: Local weather, Carbon, and Forest Ecology in Maine, New England, and Past
We’ll hear about present initiatives and methods to cut back carbon and enhance local weather each at dwelling in Maine and globally from Peter W. Ellis, International Director of Pure Science for The Nature Conservancy. Peter leads a group of scientists that conducts analysis to encourage and inform the design and implementation of pure local weather options worldwide.
October 18: Values and traits of Maine’s Forest & Woodlands, from the ‘Massive Woods’ up north to our native woodlands
The State of Maine is lucky to have a wealth of forested landscapes, from our native city neighborhood forest or land belief, from conservation woodland to actively managed forests. Forest Ecologist Rob Bryan will discover classes realized from initiatives like Portland’s Baxter Woods, Maine’s forest historical past, and future adjustments coming with local weather change. Rob’s landmark publication Focus Species Forestry with Maine Audubon is broadly used within the Northeast and Atlantic Canada to assist land managers higher perceive the connection of wildlife habitat and forest administration.
October 25: Ever-changing Impacts to the Well being of Maine’s Forests & Timber
State Entomologist Director Allison Kanoti leads the Forest Well being & Monitoring Division on the Maine Forest Service and is liable for managing the various threats to the timber and forests in Maine. She and her group are on the forefront of right now’s science in coping with invasive pests and altering forest dynamics. She is going to discuss how they incorporate science and new applied sciences to handle present and future threats.