Date(s) - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy will hold a free online event to hear Joan Maloof discuss her book Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Maloof is a professor emeritus and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network.
It is part of the event Speaking for the Trees: How You Can Save Our Old-Growth at the College Lodge Forest. In 2020, the community is raising money to purchase and save the College Lodge Forest in Chautauqua County. This pristine forest is home to one of the largest stands of old-growth forest remaining in Western New York. Old-growth forests are some of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world, and they play a crucial role in slowing down climate change. With many of our planet’s old-growth forests threatened by deforestation, protecting stands of old-growth here at home is vital for the climate health of our planet—and for us.