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Pittsfield Green Drinks: The Green Mountains to Hudson Highlands Linkage
03:58PM / Thursday, November 10, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Laura Marx, a Climate Solutions Scientist from The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, will speak at the November Pittsfield Green Drinks event on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:00 PM on Zoom. 
 
Marx will be talking about The Staying Connected Initiative and the cross-border effort to protect and connect wildlife habitat across the Canadian Acadian Mountains and the Northern Appalachian Mountains of New England. 
 
Since 2013, various partners in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, and Connecticut have been working on a portion of this regional wildlife corridor – the Green Mountains to Hudson Highlands (or Berkshire Wildlife) Linkage. Join Laura to hear about some of the recent work this group has done; how it has built upon data gathered by wildlife trackers, culvert surveyors, and GIS gurus; and how they continue to protect land and improve wildlife and water passage under roads in the Berkshires and beyond.  
 
Laura Marx is a Climate Solutions Scientist with The Nature Conservancy's Massachusetts chapter. She leads the chapter's work on natural climate solutions – better management and protection of forests, wetlands, and farms to reduce and remove carbon emissions. As part of her work on how forests are impacted by – and can help fight – climate change, Laura leads a Regional Conservation Partnership called the Green Mountains to Hudson Highlands Linkage (aka Berkshire Wildlife Linkage). She also works to improve state policies relating to land conservation and forest management. Laura has a doctorate in Forest Ecology from Michigan State University and can be contacted at lmarx@tnc.org.
 
Pittsfield Green Drinks is an informal gathering on the third Tuesday of the month. These nights are free and open to everyone with any environmental interest. 
 
This event will take place on Zoom. Registration is required to join.
 
 
Pittsfield Green Drinks is sponsored by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT). For more information (and photos) regarding Pittsfield Green Drinks, contact Chelsey Simmons, chelsey@thebeatnews.org,  (413) 464-9402.
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