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Winter Bird Walk

Friday, January 13, 2023

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

GMF Mountain House

200 Canaan Mountain Road
Falls Village, CT 06031
Join Great Mountain Forest for an exploration to look and listen for our year-round resident birds and learn about their strategies for thriving in a Connecticut winter. Caleb May, a northwest corner native and University of Vermont student majoring in Wildlife Biology, will lead a walk to observe winter birds and their habitats. This event is free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Click on the link below to register

 

Do dress in the appropriate attire for the temperatures

Questions?

Email Matt Gallagher at matt@greatmountainforest.org or call 860-824-8188

GMF Winter Lecture Series

Etuaptmumk – Two-Eyed Seeing

Saturday, January 14, 2023

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

David M. Hunt Library

63 Main Street 
Falls Village, CT 06031
Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall developed this concept in Nova Scotia to describe how Indigenous perspectives and TK (Traditional Knowledge) should be used as though they are one eye, while Western ideas about science and knowledge should be used as though they are the other eye. Using them together makes for a more complete picture than one or the other alone. Two-Eyed Seeing is a way of bringing together science and Traditional Knowledge to understand the world better and acknowledge the importance of Indigenous perspectives in science. This concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, as applied in modern times, can lead to powerful transcultural and collaborative work with the goal of leaving the world a better place for future generations.

Advanced registration is required. Click the link below to register.

 

Questions?

Contact matt@greatmountainforest.org or call 860-824-8188

GMF’s Forest Health Lecture Series

Four Important Tree Diseases You Should Know About

Saturday, July 16th, 2022 

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Norfolk Downs Shelter

90 Golf Drive
Norfolk Historic District, CT 06058
Advanced registration is required. Click the link below to register.

Questions?

Email Matt Gallagher at matt@greatmountainforest.org or call 860-824-8188

Swing by our third installment of GMF’s Forest Health Lecture Series with CAES Plant Pathologist, Dr. Robert Marra, as he describes the effects of four tree diseases throughout Northeastern forests; both urban and natural. He will discuss the far-reaching impacts theses blights caused in the past and what that means for the future of our forests. We will then observe principles of plant pathology and utilize those doctrines as Dr. Marra discusses the natural history and consequences of chestnut blight, beech bark disease, beech leaf disease, and oak wilt. Come dive into the details of plant pathology with us and see what tree diseases are on your back door.

Forestry professionals will be awarded 1.0 CEU for this event.

Collaborations in HWA Biological Control

Saturday, June 11th, 2022 

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Norfolk Downs Shelter

90 Golf Drive
Norfolk Historic District, CT 06058
Advanced registration is required. Click the link below to register.

Questions?

Email Matt Gallagher at matt@greatmountainforest.org or call 860-824-8188

 

Join us as we continue our forest health leture series with Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Forest Entomologist, Dr. Carole Cheah, for a conversation focusing on the threat that Hemlock Wooly Adelgid has on our beautiful hemlock trees and our forests as a whole. Dr. Cheah will dive into past treatment measures,  research on biocontrols from other parts of the country, and her work with Sasajiscymnus tsugae (Japanese lady beetle) as a biocontrol. She will discuss the efficacy of these beetle releases, why they work, and investigate efforts taken from all ranges of management levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to understand how we, as landowners and professionals, can alleviate these stressors to our forests.

Forestry professionals will be awarded 1.0 CEU for this event.

The Biodiversity Crisis

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Norfolk Downs Shelter

90 Golf Drive
Norfolk Historic District, CT 06058
Advanced registration is required. Click the link below to register.

Questions?

Email Matt Gallagher at matt@greatmountainforest.org or call 860-824-8188

 

Join us as we kick off our forest health lecture series with a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Ward, Chief Scientist in the Department of Forestry and Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station. Dr. Ward will discuss the threats of herbivory and invasive vegetation on the health of our forest ecosystems. Topics will range from stressors to forest regeneration, links between invasives and the risk of tick-borne diseases, and management implications of a range of control options. Come learn about the threats to our beloved forests and what can be done to mitigate these stressors.

Forestry professionals will be awarded 1.0 CEU for this event.

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