Conservation commission to receive report on Page Pond Town Forest (151)

MEREDITH — Ecologists Elise Lawson and John Severance will present their findings on the plant and animal communities of Meredith's Page Pond Town Forest and the abutting Sherman Conservation Easement to the Meredith Conservation Commission on Thursday May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center.
Lawson and Severance, the co-owners of Watershed to Wildlife based in Whitefield, conducted their field work in the winter, spring, and summer of 2012. During these visits, they inventoried the diverse habitats they found, recorded wildlife signs, and noted cultural and scenic resources.
The purpose of this study was to generate data that will help the Meredith Conservation Commission manage all aspects of the properties, including timber harvesting, wildlife habitat protection, educational and recreational uses, preservation of cultural resources, and water quality protection.
Lawson and Severance's management recommendations will be included in their presentation.
The presentation is free, and all members of the public are invited to attend.