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Thu, Sep 10


The Mountain Trailhead in Rome, ME

Ecological Succession Hike with Dr. Peter Kallin

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Ecological Succession Hike with Dr. Peter Kallin
Ecological Succession Hike with Dr. Peter Kallin

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2020, 1:00 PM

The Mountain Trailhead in Rome, ME, 279 Mountain Dr, Rome, ME 04963, USA


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SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, Registration is required (Limit 10 people)

Ecological Succession Hike with Dr. Peter Kallin 

The hike will include discussion and Q&A about sucession (the process of change in the species structure of an ecological community over time). Meet at the Mountain Trail in Rome and hike the Long Pond Overlook, as well a spot about 100 yards south of the overlook where all the granite blocks are, covered with lichens, and one or two different forest types along the way.  Discussion about various trees and flowers along the way.  

Dr. Peter Kallin is the Chair of the Maine Lakes Society Advisory Board and retired Executive Director of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance (now 7-Lakes Alliance). A graduate of Harvard College, he earned two masters from the Naval Postgraduate School (Physical Oceanography and Systems Technology) and a master’s and doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton. Dr. Kallin is a retired U.S. Naval Officer, where he did a real-life “Hunt for Red October” from P-3 aircraft, as well as a retired environmental consultant, Professional Wetlands Scientist, university water resources extension specialist, and land trust executive director. He is a member of the Maine Land Trust Network Steering Committee and serves on several Maine DEP stakeholder groups involving water quality, camp roads, and shoreland zoning. Additionally, he is a Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) certified water quality monitor and invasive plant patroller and an Atlantic Salmon Federation “Fish Friends” volunteer mentor. He lives on Long Pond in Rome, Maine, and spends a lot of time fishing, hunting, skiing, and hiking on the thousands of acres he helped conserve while he was a land trust executive director.

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