Mitchell Center hosting talk on creating “Our Maine” book Feb. 5

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk, “Creating ‘Our Maine,’ a book exploring Maine’s rich natural heritage,” on Monday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.

Join editors Aram Calhoun, Malcolm “Mac” Hunter and Kent Redford for a behind the scenes look at the process of bringing together academics and practitioners to produce a book for all Mainers, from those who live here and to those for whom Maine lives in their hearts. “Our Maine: Exploring Maine’s rich natural heritage,” was created by thirty scientists, photographers and painters, many of them UMaine faculty and alumni.

Calhoun is a professor emeritus of wetland ecology and conservation in the UMaine Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, where she researches the conservation of vernal pools and other wetland ecosystems. Having traveled the world extensively, Calhoun still counts Maine as among the most beautiful places on earth.

Hunter also is a professor emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, and his work has covered a wide range of organisms and ecosystems, especially forest birds and amphibians. For Hunter, Maine is the center of the universe.

Redford is a principal of Archipelago Consulting based in Portland, Maine. Archipelago Consulting was designed to help individuals and organizations improve their practice of conservation. Maine remains among Kent’s favorite places and he and his wife, Pamela, enjoy exploring the state.

All talks in the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Talks series are free and are offered both remotely via Zoom and in person at 107 Norman Smith Hall. 

Registration is required to attend remotely. To register and receive connection information, visit the event webpage.

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 207.581.3196 or