Tracks and Trees with Lynn Levine @ Black Mountain
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Lynn Levine for a workshop 

sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. 

Saturday, January 26 (or, if driving conditions are not safe, on Sunday January 27) from 1-3 PM in the woods of the Nature Conservancy on Black Mountain, a unique geological treasure, located in Dummerston, VT. 

 All workshop participants will be provided with their own copy of Lynn’s book, Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide.  Cost of the workshop is $20.

Pre-registration, with payment, is required by Wednesday, January 24, 2019.  This workshop is limited to 10 participants.  To register, please call Lynn at (802) 254-4717 or email forester.lynn@gmail.com.

Dummerston Conservation Commission February/March Morning Lecture Series @ Dummerston Grange
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

General Topic: Conservation Genetics (Genomics) Applications to Wildlife Ecology

“Genomics” was first introduced into the biology vocabulary barely 30 years ago. Research describing the genomes of plants and animals has proliferated since the discovery of the helix ring and techniques for detailed DNA mapping.

 Speakers confirmed for this fascinating and informative lecture series come from the UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation. They will address the following aspects of Genomics research:

 Lisa Komoroske, PhD, Asst. Professor – “Genomics Applications in Wildlife Conservation” with special attention to Marine species.

 Sarah Emel, PhD, Darwin Post-doctoral Fellow – “Grassland Conservation Genomics and Adaptive Plant Ecology” with a nod to Salamanders.

 Nadia Fernandez, MS, PhD Candidate – “Conservation Genomics Research with Raptors” including the Golden Eagle.

 Tanya Lama, MS, PhD Candidate – “Conservation Genomics in New England Carnivores” including the Canada Lynx.

 Lectures will include ample time for audience questions and discussion. Each speaker will meet Dummerston Middle School students in the afternoon for STEM activities.

 Suggested donation – $15 for individual lectures, $50 for the series.

 Call Bill Johnson at 257-1020 for further information.

Regular Monthly Meeting @ Dummerston Town Offices
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Dummerston Conservation Commission meets the second Thursday of every month at the Dummerston Town Offices. . Anyone who has an interest in supporting the mission of the commission is welcome to attend. Please call 257-0012 for further information.