The Mahoosuc Land Trust will present the first of its Local Knowledge Series programs for 2010-2011 on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Shelburne, N.H., Town Hall. This program, featuring Paul Casey, Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge manager, will mark the 10th anniversary of this popular series.
Spanning northern New Hampshire and Maine, Umbagog Lake is over seven miles long and covers more than 7,000 acres. It has an average depth of only 15 feet. Situated at the southern range of the boreal forests and the northern range of the deciduous forests, the Umbagog area is a transition zone, providing homes to species of both habitat types. It provides habitat for raptors; in 1989 bald eagles nested successfully here for the first time since 1949.
Casey has been the refuge manager since 1996. His presentation will be on the refuge system in general and on the lake in particular.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust is pleased to offer this series to the public free of charge. Donations are appreciated to help with costs of the program.
Mahoosuc Land Trust Board Member