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Emily Preston: 603-271-2461
April 25, 2014

How is Climate Change Affecting NH’s Wildlife Right Now?

CONCORD, N.H. -- What is the connection between NH’s declining moose populations and the skimpy shrimp catch off NH’s coast in the last two years? And what is happening to NH’s birds? Join conservation planners, wildlife enthusiasts, and neighbors in this workshop hosted by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and National Wildlife Federation. Hear from expert biologists on the health trends of moose, shrimp and birds and the connection with climate change. Learn about the N.H. Ecosystems and Wildlife Climate Change Plan to help better manage wildlife in our changing climate. Find out how you can help monitor N.H.’s natural resources through phenology, the study of plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by climate variations.

Three sessions to choose from: May 12 in Hanover; May 22 in Auburn, and May 28 in Concord (details below). Everyone interested in wildlife is welcome! Bring a co-worker, friend, neighbor or family member! These workshops are FREE.

The workshops include these topics:

  • Too Warm for Moose? – N.H. Fish and Game (NHFG) Biologist Kris Rines
  • What is Happening to N.H.’s Shrimp?  – NHFG Marine Biologist Jessica Carloni
  • Effects of Climate Change on N.H. Birds  – NH Audubon Wildlife Biologist Dr. Pam Hunt
  • Taking Action for Wildlife: How to Deal with a Changing Climate – NHFG Wildlife Biologist Emily Preston
  • Tracking the Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife in Your Own Backyard – N.H. Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension Specialist Alyson Eberhardt

When and Where?
There are three sessions to choose from in different locations:

Monday, May 12, 6:30 pm
Co-sponsored with the Hanover Conservancy 603-643-3433
At the Howe Library
13 South Street, Hanover
643-4120

Thursday, May 22, 6-8 pm
Massabesic Audubon Center, Auburn
26 Audubon Way, Auburn
668-2045

Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m.
NH Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Dr., Concord
271-2461

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