Annual Meeting 2017

You are invited to KELT’s Member Celebration & Annual Meeting

When: Thursday, April 6Social time at 5:30pmBusiness Meeting at 6:15pm

Where: Maine Maritime Museum in Bath

This is the perfect occasion to learn more about the land trust’s work and receive an update on the lands acquired in 2016. A social gathering for members will including hors d’oeuvres and a wine and beer tasting by Now You’re Cooking and Mariner Beverages.

 

Anna Fiedler shares a new map developed using climate data with members of neighboring land trusts. Credit: 12 Rivers Initiative

After the business meeting, join us to explore how KELT & our midcoast Maine partners in the 12 Rivers Initiative are collaborating to include climate change impacts in future conservation.

KELT has been working with a partnership of seven other land trusts, called the 12 Rivers Initiative, to identify how we can carry out conservation in a way that is meaningful in the face of a changing climate.  Using new mapping tools, we’ve focused on locating land that is resilient to climate change.  Resilient land, when confronted by severe storm events, warmer temperatures, and changes in precipitation, makes large contributions to helping ecosystems remain healthy and vibrant.

Carrying out this work as part of a regional collaboration has allowed us to look beyond the boundaries of the communities where KELT works to see how our conserved lands connect to neighboring land trusts in ways that allow animals and plants to move and habitats to transition.  KELT’s territory and the 12 Rivers region have some large areas of highly resilient land.

The annual meeting presentations will focus on this new resilience information and how KELT and regional partners are using it. 

  • Anna Fiedler, the Director of Land Conservation at Midcoast Conservancy who has been coordinating the 12 Rivers resilience planning, will share the steps that the 12 Rivers partnership has taken to build a regional effort that incorporates and supports conservation for climate resilience.
  • Ruth Indrick, Project Coordinator at KELT, will identify what makes land resilient, what areas in KELT’s region show the highest resilience, and how KELT will incorporate climate change resilience into our conservation planning.

Please RSVP to 207-442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org or use the Google Form below.

Click HERE to review the Draft Minutes from the 2016 Membership Gathering and Annual Meeting

Coming soon! Click HERE to view KELT’s 2016 Annual Report

Special thanks for the generous support of