Concord from Above the Trees: Copter Ecology Views


Event Details:

Thursday January 26, 2022 (changed from January 19th)
Concord Free Public Library, Goodwin Room

Free. All are welcome. The Library is a fully accessible space. Please register here.

Where does Walden’s water come from, and flow to?  How many intriguing habitats around Egg Rock?  Stream, river, or railroad at Barrett’s Mill Farm?  Spotted sandpipers scarce on the Assabet?  Any nature in a quarter-acre-lots neighborhood?  Unknown big red spot surrounded by green?  Does Spencer Brook migrate?  Long unpaved strip with no plants?  Wild rice in area named for John Quincy Adams?  Bog by our most dangerous spot?  Where best to look for Phragmites?  The most remote spot in Concord?  Legacies of our first Mill Pond remain?  Higher education…a different Concord comes alive.

This event is co-sponsored with the Natural Resources Division and Concord Free Public Library.

Richard Forman speaking at Thornton Woods
Richard T.T. Forman presenting at CLCT Annual Meeting, November 2022.

Richard T. T. Forman, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, received a Haverford College B.S., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., two honorary doctoral degrees, awards/honors in eight countries, and served as President or Vice-President of three professional societies. He taught at the Escuela Agricola Panamericana, University of Wisconsin, Rutgers University, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard College, receiving the Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Forman pioneered several ecological fields with numerous articles and books, including: Landscape Ecology, Land Mosaics, Road Ecology, Mosaico territorial para la region metropolitana de Barcelona, Urban Regions, Urban Ecology, and Towns, Ecology, and the Land. In Concord, he led or helped lead (1992–2004) two town Open Space Plans, Historic Resources Masterplan, Concord’s Mill Brook, and (in 2021) co-authored Ecology along Concord Trails.

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