MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will convene its 47th annual meting at the Chase House on Monday, June 29.
The featured speaker, Dr. Lindsey Rustad, is a Research Ecologist for the USDA Forest Service Center for Research on Ecosystem Change in Durham, co-director of the USDA Northeastern Hub for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change, and Team Leader for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. She received a B.A. in Philosophy at Cornell University, a M.S. in Forest Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Plant Science at the University of Maine. She has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, has led several internal climate change research coordinator networks, and is the lead author of a recent publication on climate change impacts: "Changing Climate, Changing Forests: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts of Forests of the Northeastern United State and Eastern Canada http://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/gtr/gtr_nrs99.pdf.
LRPC's 47th annual meeting is sponsored by: Meredith Village Savings Bank, LRGHealthcare, Huggins Hospital, REMCON/NORTH Corp., Water Industries, Inc., Pike Industries, Inc., Samyn-D'Elia Architects, P.A., Steel Hill Resorts, Irwin Automotive Group, and Spaulding Youth Center Foundation.
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