Midcoast Conservancy is offering a Conservation Stewardship course on Saturday, May 25, and Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Participants will learn about three watersheds and how conservation at the landscape scale works and explore stewardship challenges related to natural and land use history on guided habitat walks. There will be opportunities to experience the Sheepscot River and Hidden Valley Nature Center Forest through sensory experience and to visit the Whitefield Salmon Reserve and Coopers Mill Dam to learn about river ecology, the history of dams on the Sheepscot and the conservation issues involved in both.

The program faculty includes Susan Bickford, nature and forest therapy guide; Barrie Brusila, forester; aquatic biologist Susan Davies; educator Robin Huntley; historian Harriet Vaughn; and ecologist Janet McMahon, along with Midcoast Conservancy staff and expert volunteers.

Participants should be at least 16 years old and the group will be limited to 20 participants. Cost is $40 for the two weekends. To learn more, see complete bios of program faculty, or to register, visit midcoastconservancy.org/events

For more information, call 389-5150.