Climate change and the Allegheny Highlands: What’s at stake, what’s at risk, and what are our choices?

earth-newThe Allegheny Highlands includes on its eastern edge Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park – and the magnificent Monongahela and George Washington National Forests, and much more.

For generations, an intricate web of life based on the Highlands’ high-mountain climate has been central to the region’s vibrant forestry, agricultural, recreation, and hospitality economy. Climate change impacts are already affecting temperatures, precipitation, weather, growing seasons, streams, forests, plants, animals and humans – and future impacts will be severe, unless global warming is reined in.

 

Event Details

Who: Brian Bellew, staffer with Friends of Blackwater, an environmental and conservation organization headquartered in Davis, WV, will present a program that highlights the scientific research presented at a June 2014 conference at Blackwater Falls State Park featuring a dozen experts. Les Grady, Climate Action Alliance of the Valley member, will also talk about the effects of climate change on our bird population.

When: Tuesday, May 19th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Where: Massanutten Regional Library, 174 S. Main St, Harrisonburg, VA

Contact Joni Grady 540-209-9198 for more information

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