Sunday, February 16, 10 AM - Noon
Winter Tree Identification Hike
Bring your snowshoes and join naturalist Lindsay Seward for a winter tree identification hike. You will learn about the trees native to our area as well as tips on how to identify different tree species. No leaves, you say? All the better to point out characteristics like buds, twigs, bark and branches. Meet at the Johnson Brook Trail parking lot.
Sunkhaze Cafe: Discovering Nature's Wonders Over Coffee
Date:3rd Saturdays at 10 am
Location:Daybreak Cafe. 241 Main St. Old Town.
Sunkhaze Café occurs every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am at the Daybreak Bakery. The program is FREE and open to ALL AGES. All you need to bring is your curiosity and appetite for fresh baked treats!
Sunkhaze Café is a program dedicated to educating the public on various topics related to wildlife, habitats, and the natural environment. The educators are college students, professors, and natural resource professionals who present their work and research through an informal discussion. In the relaxed atmosphere of the Daybreak Bakery, presenters share the work and research they are passionate about while the public discovers the wonders of nature.
Past topics have included Secretive Marsh Birds, Atlantic Salmon, Invasive Species, and so much more!
Comprehensive Conservation Planning Process
A comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) will be prepared for Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area (WPA). Provisions of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 require the development of CCPs for all national wildlife refuges.
The planning process involves public input, and will consider many elements of refuge management, including habitat and wildlife management, endangered and threatened species management, public use, refuge infrastructure, and proposals for special area designations. The CCP will provide other agencies and the public with a clear understanding of the desired conditions for the refuge, and how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will implement management strategies. For the past few months, the planning team has been determining key issues for the refuge, developing draft management alternatives, and evaluating the consequences of each of these alternatives, which are outlined in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). If you would like to become involved in the planning process, or if you would like to join the CCP mailing list, please visit the Sunkhaze Meadows NWR CCP website
Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
PO Box 450. Milford ME 04461. Email Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows
Sunkhaze Meadows NWR is managed by the staff of Maine Coastal Islands NWR.
PO Box 1735. 9 Water St. Rockland ME 04841. (207)