Massachusetts forests are vital in storing carbon to fight climate change; providing critical habitat for native plants and wildlife; preserving historic and sacred sites; and offering opportunities for nature-based recreation. Yet, almost all of our forests are currently open to resource extraction, which is undermining these values. We need to take action now to protect our forests, before it is too late.
Michael Kellett is cofounder and executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, a Massachusetts-based conservation organization. With more than 30 years of experience working to create national parks and wilderness, save forests, and protect wildlife, he will review our current challenges and suggest strategies for solving them.
We take donations at the door to cover the cost of the meeting ($5 is suggested). Half of the donations (after we pay the rent) are given as an honorarium to the speaker with a $25 minimum. All regular attendees are encouraged to bring refreshments to share.