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The New Canaan Land Trust invites you to its 54th Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 10th at 6:30pm. Join in-person at the New Canaan Nature Center, or virtually via Zoom.
The business portion of the meeting will feature updates from our President, Treasurer, and Executive Director, and will include a vote on two new proposed board members, Ainsley Hayes and Newell Cotton, and a second, four-year term for current board member Beth Sanford. After, we will welcome our guest speaker, Dr. Spencer Meyer, to deliver a presentation about conservation finance, landscape-scale conservation efforts, and the way that New Canaan fits into regional conservation efforts.
“Dr. Meyer’s lecture promises to be both eye-opening and thought-provoking. Hearing from one of our regions’ conservation leaders about how economics can shape the protection of natural resource should be of interest to the New Canaan community. We invite everyone to join us for an interesting and fun evening.” –Tom Cronin, Board President
The meeting is free and open to the public, and is an excellent way to learn about the Land Trust while spending a fun evening with the local conservation community.
We kindly request that all participants wishing to attend in-person be fully vaccinated (if eligible). We will have reduced capacity at the Nature Center to allow for social distancing, and require that attendees wear masks when not eating or drinking. The virtual program will begin closer to 7pm.
Dr. Spencer Meyer leads Highstead’s conservation finance program by collaborating with partners throughout New England and the U.S. to develop strategies to advance land conservation, climate mitigation, and watershed protection. As an interdisciplinary scientist with expertise in landscape ecology, forest management, and conservation finance, Spencer’s work blends the conservation and economics of the natural resources on which we all depend. Spencer is a co-founder of Sebago Clean Waters and an active leader in the Wildlands & Woodlands Initiative and the Conservation Finance Network.
Before joining Highstead in 2016, Spencer was an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a NatureNet Fellow with The Nature Conservancy. Earlier, Spencer spent over a decade in Maine, leading sustainable forestry partnerships between academic, conservation, industry, and public institutions. Currently, Spencer is the vice president of the Guilford Land Conservation Trust, a science advisor to the Forest Society of Maine, and a member of the management team for Dartmouth’s Second College Grant.
Spencer earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from University of Maine and an A.B. from Dartmouth College. Spencer lives with his wife and two children in Guilford, CT, where they split their outdoors time between the upland oak-hickory forest and the salt marshes of Long Island Sound.
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