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Discover Conservation Research in the Monadnock Region
Announcing the first-ever Monadnock Region Natural History Conference! This full-day conference will feature presentations on a diversity of natural history topics, with a focus on conservation research, ecological restoration, and natural resource management in in the Monadnock Region. This is a chance to learn about local conservation research directly from scientists and land managers, and to think collaboratively about what’s next for the scientific and conservation community in southwest New Hampshire. We hope you’ll join us!
Save the Date
The Monadnock Region Natural History Conference will take place on November 16, 2019, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Keene State College. For more detailed location information, as well as information on parking, food, and accessibility, see our event details page.
The program will feature 22 short talks, organized into six sessions: Mount Monadnock, wildlife, water, forest habitat management, ecological inventory, and humans & nature. A separate poster session will include presentations on geology, invasive plants, water quality, citizen science, forest health, and more. Get more detailed information on all the presentations, including the exact schedule and room locations, here.
Keynote: At Home on Monadnock
In a region defined by a single mountain, Mount Monadnock holds the heart of many souls. Yet behind its peopled history is a natural history replete with crashing continents and island arcs, mountain ranges and roches moutonees, sabertooths and caribou, wolves and fire. In his keynote address, Dr. Rick Van de Poll will describe a few of the thousands of life forms that call Monadnock home, and relay the prospects for their survival in a changing world.
Registration for this full-day conference costs $15 in advance or $20 at the door. (Students with valid ID: $5 in advance; $10 at the door.) The conference fee covers admission to all presentations and the keynote address, and includes coffee and pastries. Online registration closed on November 10.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The conference has filled to capacity, so same-day registration will only be possible in the event of cancellations. For more information or to be added to a waiting list, please contact Brett Amy Thelen by email.
For more information or to be added to the conference email list, contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or by email.