Please join us for the IAT Maine Chapter Annual Meeting at Shin Pond Village May 14-16. We are looking forward to a fun filled weekend with our IAT friends and colleagues at beautiful Shin Pond Village. In addition to our meeting of the members and the board, there will be plenty of opportunity to socialize and take in a variety of topics and discussions from leaders in the field of conservation, geology, botany and more!
Here are a just a few of the highlights:
Side Trails Along the IAT – Julie King/Ed Talone:
Julie and Ed have been hiking in Maine and Canada’s Maritime provinces since May, 4, 2013, when they started at the northeast corner of Baxter State Park in Maine, USA. Their hike included sections of the IAT, many rail trails and local and regional trails. During their hike they hiked in Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In total they hiked 2576 miles and, by Ed’s count, crossed 1723 bridges. Some of their side trips included; Quebec’s Magdalene Islands, Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail and an extensive hike in in the Labrador area of Newfoundland and Labrador. During their hike Julie did a spectacular job maintaining documenting their travels of which she has turned in to an enjoyable presentation that she will share with us.
Pioneers in Appalachian Geology – Walter Anderson
Walter Anderson is organizing this great project which will introduce a website biographical series to recognize and chronicle geoscientists whose pioneering research defined the Appalachian/Caledonian Mountain Terranes that rim the North Atlantic Ocean basin.
Flora of Baxter State Park – Glen Mittlehauser
With the help of a citizen scientist volunteer workforce, Glen has developed a field guide that can be used as an educational, informational and recreational tool. For two years, the group spent 69 days in the field and documented 235 plant species not previously known from Baster State Park. In addition, they produced a library of 10,700 photos of plants as well as developed a database of plant species with habitat and distribution information for Park Managers. Glen will share some highlights of the guide with us.
We hope you can join us. To register, simply click the link above to get a copy of the registration form and mail with payment to Maine Chapter IAT, PO Box 916, Gardiner, ME 04345 or email to and go to website to make payment. Please send registration by May 4th, 2015.
Lodging must be made with Shin Pond directly at 207-528-2900 and camping is available.

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