Mixed Hardwood (Rangeley) Climate Change and Adaptation Webinar & Field Tour

Logo for FCCI and FSG webinar seriesRangeley Lakes Region: Climate change impacts, adaptation opportunities, and implementation focused on a mixed hardwood forest


Webinar: The Mahoosuc Rangeley Lakes biophysical region is 99% forested. The maple-beech-birch forest type represents 60% of the forested acres. The top three tree species in this region are balsam fir, red spruce, and sugar maple (Forest Ecology Research Network). Join panelists Christine Parrish and Alec Giffen (New England Forestry Foundation), Shelby Rousseau (Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust), Joe Roy (Maine DIFW), and Julie Davenport (MFS) for a discussion focused on managing uneven-aged hardwood stands in a climate change context, wildlife biohabitat and forest connectivity, and landowner engagement in the area.

Field Tour: The field tour will focus on stands where operations and management have been implemented with climate change in mind. The Forest Legacy Conservation Area is a 1,200 acre parcel was acquired by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT) in 1994 utilizing federal conservation funds from the Forest Legacy Program. The property has been kept as a working forest and is managed for forest products production using sustainable forest techniques.  The Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve  has more then 6,000 acres of preserved land on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. RLHT conserved this property in partnership with Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve Trust.

WEBINAR: April 27, 2022, Noon to 1 pm
1 Cat 1 CFE credit eligible

FIELD TOUR: April 29, 2022, 9.30am to 1:30pm
4 Cat 1 CFE credits eligible

The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has conserved 14,000 acres of land including 50 miles of lake and river frontage, 15 islands and the majestic 2,443 foot Bald Mountain, all in the Rangeley Lakes Region. This diverse yet ecologically distinct region encompasses many different landowners, which have worked directly with Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

Resource Links

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust 

New England Forestry Foundation Exemplary Forestry Initiative

Clean Air Task Force 

Forestry Ecology Research Network

Keystone Plants by Ecoregion

Maine Audubon Resources for Foresters

Northern Hardwood Association

Maine Forest Service District Foresters