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Fire Ecology Exploration on King/Hayes Easement
Come with USVLT on this Easement Exploration of the King-Hayes Easement in Brownfield to discover the history of "The Brownfield Fire." We will be joined by local experts, Brad Fuller, historian and co-owner of the Edge of Maine Art Gallery in Brownfield, and Don Johnson, the professional, licensed forester who manages the property. With their help, we'll find evidence of the "Year the State Burned" in the ecology of the King/Hayes Conservation Easement and learn about the impacts to the larger Brownfield community, one of 9 towns destroyed in 1947.
On Saturday, July 13th, we will meet at 9 am at the end of the Sewall Day Road where it intersects with Route 160 in Brownfield. It is 2 miles south of the Burnt Meadow Mountain Trailhead and on the right side of Route 160. Keep a look out for the Land Trust Event signs. From there, we'll take a short hike to observe fire-scarred white pines and foundation remains and make our way to the observation tower, as well as a natural view point on the property.
Please dress appropriately, bring bug spray, and remember to check for ticks. We look forward to seeing you there!