How to Become a Coverts Cooperator
Each fall, 25 landowners and conservation-minded New Hampshire residents gather with a team of natural resource professionals at a rustic camp. For 3½ days, participants learn about the latest concepts and issues in wildlife and forest ecology, habitat management, land conservation, and effective outreach.
In exchange for the fall training (meals, lodging, and materials are paid by program sponsors), participants agree to return to their communities and motivate others to become stewards of the state's wildlife and forest resources.
2013 will be our seventeenth year of the program—over 400 people from throughout New Hampshire have completed the workshop and become Coverts volunteers. These volunteers have returned to their communities and hosted tours on their property, conserved land, presented wildlife programs in schools, joined conservation commissions, written articles for newspapers and magazines, staffed exhibits, initiated natural resource inventories, worked on community conservation projects, and much more.
- Video - Watch a Brief Video about the NH Coverts Project
- Read about Coverts Cooperator Projects
- Read Profiles of Coverts Volunteers & other Landowners Taking Action for Wildlife!
We are looking for landowners and other individuals committed to wildlife conservation and forest stewardship. If you have time in your schedule for the training workshop, and approximately 40 hours of volunteer outreach during the coming year (it may be volunteer work you are already doing!), then we invite you to request an application.
Past coverts cooperators have been:
- conservation commission members
- land trust staff
- conservation group staff
- retired professionals
UPDATE! The 2013 Coverts Workshop is FULL. The application for the 2014 workshop will be posted in late spring 2014. If you have questions or want to receive a link to the application once it is available, please email Malin Clyde, NH Coverts Program Coordinator.
The workshop is be held at the rustic, beautiful Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire. Accepted applicants pay a $50 registration fee to secure their spot in the workshop, with all other costs--including food, lodging, and materials--funded by program sponsors. The workshop offers you an opportunity to get to know and to work with natural resource professionals from around the state. It will be fun, educational, and you'll become part of a volunteer network that will keep in touch through newsletters, field tours and future workshops.
To give you an example of how the workshop is run, here you can find a sample Workshop Agenda from 2012.
Thank you for your interest in the NH Coverts Project! If you have any questions about program, please contact Malin Clyde at email@example.com or 862-2166, or connect with your county forester. We look forward to hearing from you!
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