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History and Impact of Landscape Conservation in Down East Region: Convergence Conference 2016


Date: Tuesday Oct 04, 2016

Description:

Down East Research and Education Network (DEREN) will host its annual Convergence Conference 2016 at Schoodic Institute. The history of Acadia’s place in the idea of landscape conservation looms large in the Down East region. In honor of the Acadia Centennial, parts of the conference will focus on the park’s role in conservation throughout Down East Maine.

The Convergence Conferences serve as the annual networking meeting of conservation professionals, educators, researchers, and managers in eastern Maine. The conference takes place in early October and is co-planned with Acadia National Park’s Science Symposium.

In 2016 we will be bringing together educators and researchers to discuss and plan ways we can better plan for ways to conserve areas in Hancock and Washington Counties, including in Acadia National Park, in light of climate change scenarios.  We will look at present data as well as ways of planning for the future scenarios to help conserve and protect these valuable cultural and ecological habitats.  The considered care and protection of surrounding lands is vital to us all- inside and outside the park.  The landscape, ecology, and visitor experience inside the park is directly related to the health of the surrounding lands.  Vice versa is also true, lands outside of park boundaries also have better conservation outcomes that come from better understanding and protection of these interconnected resources.  When we all work collaboratively to think in terms of landscape level health of this amazing ecosystem all areas benefit.

Location: Schoodic Institute
Contact Name: Anica Miller-Rushing
Contact Phone #: 207-288-1310
Event web page: http://downeastresearchnetwork.org/
Event Sponsor(s): Down East Research and Education Network 

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