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Coastal Mountains Land Trust Series: Reptile Conservation and Management with Derek Yorks

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us for the next program in our series with the Coastal Mountains Land Trust. This time we will meet Derek Yorks, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife lead biologist on reptile issues. Learn about the type of work York does to preserve, conserve, and promote Maine’s reptiles. He will give us an overview of how different projects help to maintain healthy snake and turtle populations and habitats. He will also share what it is like getting to work with species like black racers, wood turtles, Blanding’s turtles, and more. Learn what rare reptile species can be found in midcoast Maine and how you can help to preserve them for generations to come.

Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend the program.

Derek Yorks, M.S., Wildlife Biologist – Derek serves as the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s lead biologist on reptile issues where he coordinates research and conservation efforts on several priority rare species.  Derek is currently focused on assessing the distribution, status, and management needs of black racers, Blanding’s, spotted, and wood turtles in Maine, coordinating Maine’s efforts with that of several working groups in the Northeast on these species. Derek is also studying and guiding mitigation recommendations for the impacts of roadways on Maine’s reptiles and amphibians.

55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States