Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Debbie Merriam – ‘Truro: How Land Use History Has Shaped Our Current Landscape’

August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

What does our current landscape say about how the land on the Outer Cape was used in the past? Learn how the Native American use of fire, wood harvesting by European settlers, agricultural use and the current building boom have changed Cape Cod. Find out how a wide array of introduced species has impacted the Cape that we see today. Learn about the most common plant species and some of the most uncommon and unusual ones. Can conservation efforts preserve these species for future generations?

Debbie Merriam Is the Landscape director for the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust and is the principal at Merriam Consulting, a land management consulting agency for public and private landholders. She holds a masters in environmental management from Yale School of Forestry and a master of science in historic preservation with a focus on cultural landscapes from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is an avid trail runner, cook  and treehugger.



August 10, 2016
7:00 pm


Jim Summers


Highland House Museum
6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
+ Google Map