From the Register Citizen — Nora Hulton, Connecticut Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist teacher at Washington Montessori School [and a SUNY Cobleskill graduate], will deliver a discussion and visual presentation, Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape, Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Landscapes are dynamic ecosystems. Connecticut’s landscape has changed through the centuries, from almost all forest in the 1600s, to cleared land by the mid-1800s. Presently, Connecticut is about 60 percent forest.
As the landscape changed in Connecticut so did the wildlife populations that depend on the land for habitat. This presentation describes the history of Connecticut’s landscape and the impact of change on wildlife populations.