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Adding a Natural Approach to Forest Management: Letting Trees Grow Old

When: Thursday, July 20, 5-7 pm

Where: Mayer Room, Howe Library, 13 South Street, Hanover NH 03755

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The Hanover Conservation Commission & Biodiversity Committee will host a panel discussion with a dynamic and diverse group of practitioners and scientists to discuss the importance of letting local, native forests grow old in the Upper Valley. This practice has benefits for forest health and public health—particularly in the face of climate change. The panel discussion will cover the value of creating reserves, old growth, wild forests and how to create them in your community and on your lands. There will be a chance for the public to ask questions at the end of the discussion.


  • William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Policy, Tufts University
  • Daniel Stepanouskas, Consulting Forester in New Hampshire for 35 years
  • John Roe, Forest Ecologist, Carbon Markets expert
  • Eric Jones, private landowner of 1500 wild, protected acres in New Hampshire
  • Bob Linck, Conservation Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust

moderated by Nadine Canter, Communications Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust