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Community Forest Discussion is November 17

Posted November 12, 2020

Liberty Library will host Annette Naegel, Director of Conservation at Georges River Land Trust in an online presentation on its newest acquisition, a 40-acre parcel on the north end of Quigg Island on Stevens Pond in Liberty. The online presentation will be held on Tuesday November 17th at 6:30PM on the Zoom platform. The program will provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about special attributes of this island property and engage in a discussion about its use and management going forward, as a community forest.

For more than sixty years the property has been carefully stewarded by two of the Robbins brothers who recently decided it was time to pass on their legacy for conservation. The property is primarily a hemlock and pine forest and had been managed to promote the health and regeneration of this forest habitat. The Land Trust is eager to solicit input from citizens about the property, gather their ideas for use and discuss the ongoing management of the woodland resources. The Land Trust will establish the Quigg Island parcel as a community forest, as part of the USDA Forest Service Community Forest Program, and one goal of this on-line presentation is to discuss the wide-ranging benefits of this designation to the community.

Georges River Land Trust has holdings throughout the Georges River watershed with its mission to conserve land, protect resources and habitat, provide recreational opportunities and promote health through the outdoors. It is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information and to register for the presentation visit the library website at: http://liberty.lib.me.us or call 589-3161. A zoom link will be sent to participants on November 16th.