Three local libraries will host a Maine Audubon presentation, Maine Wildlife on the Move — Global Climate Change.

The Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library in Appleton will host the program on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. The Waldoboro Public Library will host the program on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Maine’s climate is changing, altering conditions for Maine’s wildlife. The decline of conifer forests and snow cover could jeopardize the moose, lynx, and pine marten that depend on them. Our forests face declining populations of balsam fir, red spruce, and sugar maple trees. Rising water temperatures could make rivers and streams too warm to support brook trout year round.

As the climate changes, wildlife must be able to move to find food, mates, water, resting areas, and new homes in order to survive. Because development and roadways can create barriers to movement, it’s crucial that our man-made landscapes be designed to minimize impacts on animal migrations.

Over the past year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a strong climate and clean energy bill, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken steps to curb global warming pollution, international negotiators in Copenhagen advanced toward a global climate treaty, and Senators Kerry and Lieberman recently offered their own solution. But Americans still waiting for the United States Senate to act and address the climate and energy crises. It’s time for Maine’s Senators to demonstrate their leadership and help move the nation forward on this important effort.

Join Barbara Charry, Maine Audubon biologist to learn about climate change impacts on Maine’s wildlife and habitat and how Maine citizens can take action to address climate change. Details on current federal climate change legislation as well as efforts in Maine will be provided.

For more information on the topic please contact Becca Wilson in Falmouth 781-2330 ext. 222 or by e-mail bwilson@maineaudubon.org or contact the library at 372-8961 or visit www.JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.