Join Northeast Wilderness Trust virtually for a talk with special guest Janet McMahon; watch from the comfort of your own home and participate in a Q&A discussion.
Underpinning the work of Northeast Wilderness Trust is the belief that all organisms, from charismatic bobcats and bears all the way down to inconspicuous microorganisms like slime molds and nematodes, have the right not just to survive but to thrive, reproduce, and evolve. Ecologist Janet McMahon will share how old forests offer niche and under-represented habitat types, supporting higher levels of biodiversity across many taxa. Learn how old and undisturbed forests act as lifeboats in the face of extinction, habitat loss, and climate change.
Janet McMahon is a consulting ecologist for conservation organizations, state agencies, and private landowners. She developed a blueprint for an ecological reserves system for the state of Maine and her thesis, The Biophysical Regions of Maine, is used as a framework for landscape-scale conservation efforts by The Nature Conservancy and others. Janet authored the second volume of Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Wild Works series, which focuses on biodiversity. Read Wild Works 2 here.
Photo: White Admiral butterfly by Bryan Pfeiffer.