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Hi all,
Thought you'd like to see this information about our
March series.  Feel free to contact me if you have any
My best,

P.S. You can go to our web site (www.tklt.org) in a
few days to see this in a nicer format...couldn't send
an attachment to the list serv.

Kennebec Land Trust Lyceum
The Flora of Maine

Lessons in Ecology, Botany and History
Ladd Recreation Center  7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Kennebec Land Trust, the Wayne Area Garden Club
and the Ladd Recreation Center are co-sponsoring a
community lecture series on the Flora of Maine.  These
programs will be held at the Ladd Center on the Gott
Road in Wayne during March and April, 2004. *  Please
join us for these excellent presentations and the
opportunity to meet your friends and neighbors in the
region.  Members and Directors of the sponsoring
organizations will be attending the series and there
will be time to visit over refreshments after each
program.  This community program is supported by
Robert, Gloria and Lincoln Ladd.

March 11th   Introduction to Maine's Flora: an
Ecological and Geographical Perspective
Dr. Susan C. Gawler, Plant Ecologist


∑       Biogeographical setting of Maine's flora

∑       North American vegetation zones

∑       Some history: botanical explorations in Maine

∑       Floristic and vegetation gradients on the
state scale; central Maine as a transition zone

∑       Maine's flora as represented in its plant
forest communities
open wetland communities
upland non-forested communities

March 18th   Indicator Plants and Their Use in Finding
Rare Species
Arthur Haines, Research Botanist, New England
Wildflower Society, Vice-President, Josselyn Botanical


∑       indicators for plant communities, in
particular, those plants that help define communities
that contain rare elements

∑       noteworthy plant communities that are present
in Kennebec County and the surrounding area

∑       steps to take after indicator plants are
found: what to do if  conservation lands are special
from a natural resource perspective

∑       a brief history of the Josselyn Botanical

March 25th, Invasive Species and Impacts in Maine
Christopher Mattrick, Senior Conservation Programs
Manager, New England Wild Flower Society


∑       Identification of non-native plants invading
Maineís diverse natural communities

∑       Natural history, ecology and impacts of
terrestrial invasive plant species

∑       Analog species  which native Maine species can
be accidentally confused with invasive plants and how
to tell the difference

∑       Techniques for the management and control of
invasive plants - timing, treatments, and tools

∑       What citizens and landowners can do to help:
the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England and other

April 1st:   Maine Forest Conservation and Management:
History, Trends and Opportunities
Robert Bryan, Forest and Wetlands Ecologist, Licensed

∑       Maine's forest ecosystems at a glance

∑       State of the forest

∑       Changing forest ownership: threat or

∑       Timber management and biodiversity: how well
can they coexist?

∑       Parks and Wildlands: players and proposals for
forest land protection.

∑       The rural forest: opportunities for regional
and local land trusts.

∑       Ripples in the pond: local decisions in a
global timber market

∑       A forest vision

*(One snow date - Thursday, April 8th)

Spring and Summer Botany Walks  see June KLT
newsletter for more details.

This spring the KLT will offer two botany walks in
June and July.  Participants on each of the field
trips will start a species list for each KLT property.
 This information will contribute important data to
the KLTís property inventories.

∑       June 12: A spring wildflower walk on the KLT
Reynolds property on Goff Brook in Sidney with
Mike Auger, Consulting Ecologist and Board Member,
Androscoggin Land Trust
∑       July 31:  A botanical and historical field
walk to the KLT Besse Historical Conservation Area and
Homestead in Wayne with Theresa Kerchner, KLT
Education and Stewardship Coordinator

For more information contact:

Theresa Kerchner
Kennebec Land Trust
Education and Stewardship Coordinator
134 Main Street   Suite 2B
Winthrop, Maine   04364
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