Two rare species, American marten and Canada lynx, are expanding their range in New Hampshire and it’s possible that both may be found on the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest in Easton.
ACT invites you to come hear about marten and lynx at a presentation by a NH Fish & Game wildlife biologist who has researched both animals. Jillian Kilborn will speak at the Franconia Town Hall on Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited to start the evening with light refreshments, and BYOB, at Wendel’s café in Franconia at 5 p.m. In addition to seeing friends old and new, come see maps of potential new trails on the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest and see the results of our winter wildlife tracking. Members of the CJCF management committee, ACT, and the ecologist who’s been working the with the CJCF committee will be there.
Kilborn has worked for the NH Fish & Game Department since 1998 in a variety of positions including fisheries technician, bear project intern, non-game and endangered species technician, and now as the assistant regional biologist in the Lancaster office. Her current job responsibilities include managing the 25,000-acre Connecticut Lakes Natural Area for the state as well as coordinating American marten research and management statewide.
American marten and Canada lynx appear to be expanding their distribution in New Hampshire and in nearby Vermont, and Kiilborn will talk about the recent work that has been done to document this expansion.