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SLA: I’m Lichen This Place
March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I’m Lichen This Place
Location: Meet at the trailhead at the end of Pinehurst Road, Holderness, NH. The following link give you directions that will get you very close. Click Here (link is external)for a Google Map. (link is external)
This Week’s Program:
Join the Squam Lakes Association for an exploration of lichens and a hike up East Rattlesnake. We will meet at the trailhead and go for a hike up East Rattlesnake to explore the complex world of lichens. Lichens are amazing composite organisms with incredible resilience, acting as great indicators of the health of an ecosystem. Along the way learn how to identify different types of lichens, what they mean to us and how we can work to preserve them.
Audience: All ages welcome.
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate clothing & extra layers, water, food, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
This Week’s LRCC Guide:
Hello, my name is John! I grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 with a business degree. For a few years I stayed in my area of study, working as a technology project manager for a large insurance company. After not much time in this setting I knew I needed to seek out a more exciting and personal experience, so I left my cubicle to head back to my roots and head out to the woods. In 2015, I hiked Vermont’s Long Trail and in 2017 I hiked the Appalachian Trail. Through these experiences I realized from then on I wanted to work for the land. Last year I worked as a solo backcountry caretaker for the Green Mountain Club. I love hiking, backpacking, skiing and drawing.
My name is Alex Reiber and I’m from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I am a recent graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit where I studied Environmental Science and minored in Geology. I love the outdoors and in my free time enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, and kayaking. As a child, I spent a lot of time in northern Michigan which helped me to develop a strong connection with the natural world. This connection and the sense of peace I find from being outside are what drive me to pursue a career in conservation.