Janet McMahon

Global Climate Change, Geography


B.A. in biology and geology, Colby College, 1979

M.S. in plant ecology, University of Maine. 1990. Thesis title: The Biophysical Regions of Maine: Patterns in the Landscape and Vegetation.

Janet is a consulting ecologist who works with conservation organizations, natural resource agencies, and forest landowners to develop landscape-scale conservation plans, design protected areas, and conduct natural resource inventories.

Selected Work History:

Conservation Planner, The Nature Conservancy

Developed blueprint of Maine Ecological Reserves System for Maine State Planning Office & Maine Forest Biodiversity Project

Research Associate, University of Maine – environmental impacts of peat mine reclamation

Director, Ocean Horizons (a marine education program in Fogo, Newfoundland)

Professional Interests:

Member of Governor’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway Advisory Council and the Maine Ecological Reserve Scientific Advisory Committee

Founding board member of the Medomak Valley Land Trust

Served on Maine Council on Sustainable Forest Management during the King administration