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MNPS Program (Tuesday): Flora and Fauna of Patuxent Refuge and Beltsville Agricultural Center: The Looming Threat From a MAGLEV/Federal Plan

  • 10/27/2020
  • 7:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar

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We can accommodate 500 viewers on Zoom. First come first served. A recording will be available after the program.


Speaker: Sam Droege

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) and Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) lands constitute some of the most ecologically important in the mid-Atlantic and one of the most studied landscapes in the world. Siting of the high-speed superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) train threatens the destruction of 200 acres of those public properties for the creation of an industrial repair facility and storage yard. Sam Droege will focus on the rare plant communities and associated insects which are threatened by this industrial use of public lands.

Our speaker, wildlife biologist Sam Droege, has spent the last 40 years at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, monitoring amphibian, insect, bird and other populations. His group maintains high resolution macro photographs at https://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/

The program will be presented online through Zoom, in webinar format. You will not be able to share your own audio or video with other participants, but you will be able to submit questions in writing during the program.

Registration is required. After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email with a link to the Zoom program. 

The program is free and open to the public.

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