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Forestry Wildlife Workshops coming to Ellsworth in April

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (March 12, 2020) -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Hancock County Field Office will be hosting a Forestry Wildlife Workshop Series in April aiming to educate forestland owners and foresters about what they can do in their woodlots to benefit wildlife here in Maine.

The free workshops will be held in the auditorium at Ellsworth City Hall, April 7, 14, and 21, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

April 7: Focus on Forestry for Maine Birds, Deer Wintering Habitat, Inland Wading Birds, and Bats.

Guest speakers: Director of Conservation with Maine Audubon Sally Stockwell; NRCS-Maine State Biologist Jeremy Markuson; NRCS-Maine State Forester Gerald Barnes; and NRCS Hancock County District Conservationist Christopher Phinney.

April 14: Focus on Atlantic Salmon and Turtles.
Guest speakers: NRCS-Maine Fisheries Biologist Benjamin Naumann; NRCS-Maine State Biologist Jeremy Markuson; and NRCS Hancock County District Conservationist Christopher Phinney.

April 21: Focus on Invasive Species.

Guest speakers: Invasive Plant Biologist from the Maine Natural Areas Program Nancy Olmstead; and NRCS Hancock County District Conservationist Christopher Phinney.

The afternoon portion of each workshop is a Field Session, so participants are asked to please dress accordingly for the weather.  Participants will need to provide their own lunch. 

For more information, to register, or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call the NRCS Hancock County Field Office at (207) 812-9710 Ext. 3. 


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