Natural Disasters<br />
Common Outcome<br />
Threatens Our Natural <br />Wildlife<br />Threatens <br />Our Natural  <br />Watershed<br />A Hybrid Experiment Out of Con...
The Female Gypsy Moth<br />
       Was actually the caterpillar droppings<br />       Thousands of Trees were being destroyed<br />       I could hear...
Hope for Catoctin Forest<br />
Catoctin Mountain Forest<br />       100 Sq. Miles of Mountain Forest<br />       85% Private Land Owners<br />       15% ...
There is a need and desire to move forward with a collective plan for the protection,preservationand enjoyment of the Cato...
Private Land and Home Owners<br />1<br />Protect<br />Preserve<br />Enjoy<br />Recreational User Groups<br />2<br />3<br /...
Who We Are<br />Who<br />Are We?<br />
Wooly Adelgid Appeared in the 1950’s<br />Attacks Only<br />Hemlock Trees<br />Devastating Hemlock Stands in Catoctin Fore...
Can we SAVE it?<br />
Our Future Goals<br />program<br />strategic<br />outreach<br />
What Can You Do?<br />nothing<br />support<br />volunteer<br />
A Sound Like Rain<br />
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A powerful portrait of current forest devastation due to predator insect invasion and changing environmental conditions in Western Maryland.

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A Sound Like Rain

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

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