ACT – “Leave it to Beavers!”

Leave it to Beavers! Ecology, History and Management of NH’s Busiest Citizens

 For/Contact: Gal Potashnick, (603) 823-7777 Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT)

FRANCONIA – Join Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) at the Franconia Town Hall on Friday Jan. 19th at 6:30 p.m. for a great evening of learning about NH’s beavers with UNH Extension Wildlife Specialist Matt Tarr. He’ll cover the history of these fascinating creatures, their ecology, habitat requirements, and behavior. Matt will also touch on managing beavers to avoid damage caused by dams and tree cutting.

Trapping nearly eliminated our industrious beaver friends from New Hampshire by the late 1800s. A mere six beavers were released in the state between 1926 and 1930, and by 1955 the entire state was repopulated!

Some of the kin of those original six are very active in our area, and there have been many questions from towns and property owners about beaver risks and management. This lecture is sure to be of interest to planning and select board members as well as conservation commissioners and homeowners.

This event is free and open to the public although donations are welcome and gladly accepted. The program is geared toward adults and older children, but all are welcome. Save your spot by pre-registering at http://www.aconservationtrust.org/education-events.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is the North Country’s lands conservancy, protecting land for the vitality and well-being of our region.  Learn more and become a member at www.aconservationtrust.org or by calling (603) 823-7777.

CALENDAR:

“Leave it to Beavers!” Friday, January 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Franconia Town Hall, Franconia, NH. More information at http://www.aconservationtrust.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Free. Registration is appreciated but not required.

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