This Thursday, August 20th, LPC is holding our Annual Meeting. Due to Covid-19 concerns, we have opted to host the meeting via Zoom. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and will last for approximately 30 minutes. More information, including a Zoom link, meeting agenda, and other relevant documents, can be found here.
Immediately following the Annual Meeting, our final Thursday Night Nature Talk of 2020 will begin. Wildlife photographer John Rockwood will share photos and videos of local loon families from two lakes in southern New Hampshire. After this presentation, LPC's Senior Biologist/Executive Director, Harry Vogel, will present on trends in New Hampshire's loon population and preliminary statistics on how our loons fared in 2020. You will have multiple options for viewing this nature talk: those that are already watching the annual meeting will be able to watch the nature talk using the same Zoom link. Those that only want to watch the nature talk can tune in on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/looncenter)—we will begin streaming live to YouTube at 6:55 PM.
We hope that you will be able to join us for the Annual Meeting, the nature talk, or both!
LPC recently bid farewell to our incredible Summer 2020 field staff. We miss them already, and we sincerely thank them for their hard work to protect New Hampshire's loon population! See below for some photos of them in action this season.
Conservation Intern and Tufts Veterinary Student, Emily Zubieta, floats a sign to protect a loon nest on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Lakes Region Biologist, James Longo, holds a loon rescued on Broad Bay while Senior Biologist, John Cooley, draws blood to test for lead poisoning. Fortunately, this loon did not have lead poisoning and was released shortly after.
Winnipesaukee Biologist, Alyssa Neuhaus, holds a chick during a night of banding.
Roving Field Biologist, Elaina Badders, poses after posting a sign to protect nesting loons from land-based traffic on Spofford Lake.
North Country Biologist, Margaret Jensen, keeps an eye out for loons on Second Connecticut Lake.
The Loon Preservation Committee is dedicated to restoring and maintaining a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; monitoring the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and promoting a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.