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Scientist’s Talk Will Cover Wind Power and Wildlife

Hanover — Carol Foss, director of conservation for New Hampshire Audubon, will present “Wind Power and Wildlife” at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Mayer Room of Howe Library.

Foss has taken part in wind energy discussions since the state’s first wind project was proposed in 2006. She will discuss what scientists have learned so far about wildlife responses to onshore wind energy development.

The free talk is co-sponsored by the library and the Mascoma Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society.

A longtime New Hampshire Audubon employee, Foss worked with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to develop the state’s endangered species program. Her main scientific interests include bird behavior during the breeding cycle and the influence of human activities on birds’ use of the landscape.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colby College, a master’s degree in zoology from University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from University of Maine. A New Hampshire native, Foss grew up in Merrimack Valley.

For more information, contact Howe Library at 603-643-4120 or

— Staff report