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Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: Book Launch and Presentation

December 18, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Wednesday, December 18, 4-5 pm
North Branch Nature Center

This new second edition, co-authored by Elizabeth Thompson of the Vermont Land Trust, and Eric Sorenson and Robert Zaino of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, incorporates recent scientific research about the state’s natural communities and includes descriptions of seventeen newly recognized natural community types.  With photographs, line drawings and user-friendly writing, the new edition brings each natural community to life on the page.  These updates will better inform amateur naturalists and professional scientists alike.

To celebrate this new edition, the authors will present a slide show entitled Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Tour of Vermont’s Natural Communities.”

“Natural communities help us understand nature.  When people can see patterns across the landscape, they have a better appreciation of nature and a heightened sense of responsibility to protect it,” says co-author Elizabeth Thompson.

Natural communities are also important for the conservation of plants, animals and habitats in Vermont.  “They’re places our native species thrive,” said co-author Eric Sorenson.  “If we understand and conserve all our natural communities, we will keep those species abundant.  That’s why all three organizations that collaborated on Wetland, Woodland, Wildland use natural communities in their work.”

The book is published by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, The Nature Conservancy, and the Vermont Land Trust, and it is distributed by Chelsea Green Publishing.  It is currently available for order at Montpelier’s Bear Pond Books, or at  other local and online bookstores.  Books will be for sale, and the authors will be available for signing.

Event hosted by North Branch Nature Center, Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont, and Bear Pond Books


December 18, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602