11/14: Thetford's Place in the Natural World

A presentation of findings from the Natural Resources Inventory of Thetford, presented by the Thetford Conservation Commission

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019

North Thetford Church, 5470 US Route 5, N. Thetford (additional parking across the street)

Doors open 6:30pm to preview maps and enjoy refreshments and conversation

7:00pm slideshow and discussion of NRI findings with Jesse Mohr of Native Geographic

Whether you've lived in Thetford your whole life or are new to the area, everyone will learn interesting new things about our town’s wildlife habitat, forest, water, recreation, and farmland resources. 

Come see maps and photos, and hear stories that place Thetford in the regional context for connectivity and climate resilience. Learn about next steps and some citizen science projects that anyone can be involved with!

The presentation will showcase some of the natural resources that make Thetford special, including its wildlife and unique habitats, connected forests, farmlands, wetlands and surface waters. The presentation will also describe how Thetford’s resources fit into the larger statewide and regional plans which promote un-fragmented habitat, connectivity, and climate change resiliency.

The NRI provides a strong foundation for informed land-use planning and decision-making, and can inform us about conservation priorities and set the stage for more detailed wildlife habitat assessments and citizen scientist volunteer opportunities. The Thetford Conservation Commission is eager to share the results of this NRI with the public and welcomes anyone with interest to attend this presentation.

Contact: Jim McCracken, jcmcc211@gmail.com or 802-785-2925.