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Mid-Maine Community Forum features the Biologist Susan Haseltine

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The Mid-Maine Community Forum is excited to continue its fall forum series with renowned biologist and Pittsfield native Susan Haseltine Thursday, October 17, at 6:30pm at the First Universalist Church in Pittsfield. She will present “Polar Bears, Conservation and Climate Change: The Tip of the Problem” followed by Q&A.

Sue Haseltine, who grew up in Pittsfield, spent her career as a biologist researching wild birds and the effects of environmental toxins, land use, and climate changes on wildlife. She led regional and national programs for the National Biological Service and the US Geological Survey (USGS). As Chief Scientist for Biology, then Associate Director for Biology in the USGS, Haseltine directed research carried out at 18 major research centers and 40 Cooperative Research Units at universities across the country.

Her work focused on fishery and wildlife science and ecological change and policy issues of concern to US Department of Interior, OMB and Congress. Personal research and policy interests throughout her career included migratory bird conservation, wildlife disease impacts, and climate change in natural systems.

Please join us to learn more and ask questions.

The Forum is free and open to all. Donations are welcome.

For more info, contact Rosalie Williams at 487-6930.