Program

A Short History of the Connecticut Forests

**CANCELED**

Saturday, April 11, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pmSharon, Connecticut

Location Details

Sharon Audubon Center

325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, 06069

A Short History of the Connecticut Forests

April 11, 2020 - Sharon, CT

Learn about the dynamic history of Connecticut's forest with Dr. Jeffrey Ward. Viewed across the landscape, the forests covering our hillsides and valleys seem as though they have always been here. However, the resilient Connecticut forest has undergone dramatic changes over the past 400 years and earlier. Join us for a presentation on the changes in our forests that have taken place since the ice age, and what the future forest may look like.

  • Appropriate for adults
  • $10 Suggested Donation
  • Pre-registration is requested

For questions and to register, please contact Bethany Sheffer at bethany.sheffer@audubon.org or 860-364-0520 x115 and provide your name, number of people attending, and a phone number in case we need to contact you.

About the Speaker: Jeffrey S. Ward, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist-Department of Forestry and Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Author of over one-hundred papers, his research has focused on the dynamics of long-term herbaceous and tree populations, invasive species control, and forest management. He is Chair of Yankee Division, Society of American Foresters (SAF), secretary of the Connecticut Tree Protection Examination Board, and a science advisor for Audubon Connecticut. He has served as Chair and Forest Science Coordinator for New England SAF and as president of the Connecticut Tree Protective Association. Dr. Ward's expertise extends to the identification and life histories of native trees and shrubs, forest management, invasive shrub control, plantation establishment, and forest nursery operation. He is also knowledgeable about the natural history of Connecticut, landscape maintenance, and methods of reducing deer browse damage.

Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries that encompass 3,000 acres primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.

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