Rick Van de Poll to speak on climate change

Rick Van de Poll on the Heney Range summit.

Rick Van de Poll on the Heney Range summit. COURTESY PHOTO

Published: 06-11-2024 8:01 AM

Modified: 06-14-2024 10:38 AM

Rick Van de Poll, principal of Ecosystem Management Consultants (EMC) of Sandwich, will be the Francestown Land Trust’s featured speaker Thursday, June 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Francestown Old Meeting House.

Van de Poll’s slide-illustrated talk, “The Effects of Climate Change on Local Wildlife,” will include a review of the current trajectory of global warming, precipitation shifts and biodiversity loss associated with climate change. With a focus on local wildlife species, Van de Poll will cover impacts to birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates as they deal with warmer, wetter winters, shifts in insect population abundance, seasonal droughts and stronger wind events. 

The event is open to both members and non-members.

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