Aerial view of Beech Hill in Rockport
Aerial view of Beech Hill in Rockport
As part of the Coastal Mountains Nature Program series, Gary Gulezian will give a talk, “Interpreting the History of Beech Hill Through Its Present Landscape,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at Camden Public Library.

In the not-too-distant past, Beech Hill in Rockport was home to a mosaic of dwellings, farms, cultivated fields and pastures. Gulezian will explore clues on today’s landscape to help uncover the history of prior uses of the land. He will ground-truth the interpretations with land records from settlement times and input from the audience.

Educated as an aquatic ecologist and environmental health scientist, Gulezian served as director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office. He does volunteer field work for Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. He is also chair of Lincolnville’s Lakes and Ponds Committee.