Forests, Farms and the Sea: Midcoast Maine’s Mountains 19th century to the Present
Tuesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Explore the land-use history of Midoast Maine with Lloyd Irland and Ken Lausten, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Their presentations will focus on Camden and surrounding towns, regarding how people’s interactions with the natural resources shaped the natural landscape we experience today. The speakers will share two presentations reviewing the coastal mountains landscape and will reflect on changes over the last century.

Irland worked for the Maine Department of Conservation for ten years, before turning to teaching and consulting. He has taught at the University of Southern Maine, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and is currently a Faculty Associate at the University of Maine at Orono School of Forest Resources.

Laustsen, a biometrician with the Maine Forest Service, is a leading expert on conditions and trends in Maine’s forests. He actively writes on forest topics for Maine Woodlands, a monthly publication of Maine Woodland Owners.