Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—Wyoming’s Teton Range is arguably the iconic mountain range of the American West. The Rutland County Audubon presents an evening program on Thursday, Feb. 22, exploring the history and geology of this spectacular region, and the challenges facing the National Park Service as it manages visitors and the environment in a time of more visitors and less funding.
The program is illustrated with beautiful photographs and stories by Vermonter Jeff Nugent, an experienced volunteer for the park service. Nugent provides the audience with an insider’s perspective on life in the National Park. His primary role as a volunteer at the Grand Teton National Park was creating a comprehensive place names database.
Nugent’s full time job for over two decades has been as the GIS/mapping specialist at the Windham Regional Commission in Brattleboro. He spends as much time as possible time exploring the outdoors of Vermont and beyond by foot, bike, kayak, and skis.
The program will take place at Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.