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A powerful portrait of current forest devastation due to predator insect invasion and changing environmental conditions in Western Maryland.

A powerful portrait of current forest devastation due to predator insect invasion and changing environmental conditions in Western Maryland.

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  • 1. Natural Disasters
  • 2. Common Outcome
  • 3. Threatens Our Natural
    Wildlife
    Threatens
    Our Natural
    Watershed
    A Hybrid Experiment Out of Control
    Defoliates Over 1 Million Acres of Forest a Year
    Unstoppable
    without intervention
  • 4. The Female Gypsy Moth
  • 5. Was actually the caterpillar droppings
    Thousands of Trees were being destroyed
    I could hear them chewing
    A Sound Like Rain
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8.
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  • 10. Hope for Catoctin Forest
  • 11. Catoctin Mountain Forest
    100 Sq. Miles of Mountain Forest
    85% Private Land Owners
    15% Public Land
    5,000 Acres National Park
    5,000 Acres Cunningham Falls State Park
  • 12. There is a need and desire to move forward with a collective plan for the protection,preservationand enjoyment of the Catoctin Forest area.
    1
    Meeting
    on the
    Mountain
    Educationof the general public, user groups and especially area youth is the key to long term positive outcomes.
    2
    A Green Infrastructure Plan would address and facilitate many of the identified challenges and solution opportunities.
    3
    Igniting Energy
    April 2009
  • 13. Private Land and Home Owners
    1
    Protect
    Preserve
    Enjoy
    Recreational User Groups
    2
    3
    Target Groups
    Youth
  • 14. Who We Are
    Who
    Are We?
  • 15. Wooly Adelgid Appeared in the 1950’s
    Attacks Only
    Hemlock Trees
    Devastating Hemlock Stands in Catoctin Forest
    Trout Are Dying With Rise in Water Temps
    Catoctin Forest is Dying
  • 16. Can we SAVE it?
  • 17. Our Future Goals
    program
    strategic
    outreach
  • 18. What Can You Do?
    nothing
    support
    volunteer
  • 19. A Sound Like Rain