Creative Community Conservation of Vernal Pool Landscapes

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Learn about a new vernal pool conservation strategy from University of Maine professor Emerita Aram JK Calhoun!



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Join University of Maine Professor Emerita Aram JK Calhoun as she shares the natural history behind the development of a new vernal pool conservation strategy created by a diverse group of stakeholders in Maine. This innovative, voluntary conservation tool (called a Vernal Pool Special Area Management Plan or SAMP) is focused on putting vernal pool conservation into the hands of towns in a way that both encourages economic vitality in a town's growth areas and landscape scale conservation in a town's rural areas.

About the Presenter

Aram JK Calhoun is a Professor Emerita of Wetland Ecology in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at UMaine. Her research focuses on conservation of forested wetlands and vernal pool ecosystems. She is particularly interested in conservation of natural resources on private lands and collaborative approaches to conserving wetlands through locally driven initiatives. Dr. Calhoun is active in working at all levels of government on wetland policy and conservation issues.

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