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Upcoming events (Cheshire County)

Wednesday, 07/15/2015

Urban Farming! Food for All
(03:30 PM - 06:00 PM)

STATIONS:

- Planning a Children’s Garden
- Church Gardens
- Sharing Garden Spaces: Neighborhood Gardens
- Food on Your Porch: Container Gardening
- Public School gardens
- Beekeeping
- Preserving Food
- Building a Raised Bed
- Gardening Naturally
- Composting
- Bio char
- Q & A with Master Gardener
-Pollinators
& more!

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Location

  • Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St, Keene, NH, 03431

Thursday, 07/16/2015

Cheshire Fair Clean Up
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

All clubs are expected to help get the 4-H Building and animal rings ready for the fair. Bring your own drinks and snacks.

Location

  • Cheshire Fairgrounds, Route 12, 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH, 03446

Tuesday, 07/21/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



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Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 07/22/2015

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
(09:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Basic online mapping, adding new data to online maps, sharing online maps with others.

This workshop will provide hands-on practice using ArcGIS Online to create custom online maps.  For users of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online provides a way to share maps previously only possible through advanced server software (Such as ArcGIS Server).

Learn to make basic maps with ArcGIS Online (AGO), add online date layers to an AGO map, create new layers in AGO, import .shp and .csv apps using AGO templates, differentiate between public and subscription accounts for AGO.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 07/23/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 07/27/2015

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Timber Talks
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Timber Talks

Informational sessions on the Northern Long-Eared Bat "Threatened" listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) interpretation of the interim 4(d) rule which accompanies this listing.

Also offered on: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:00 p.m., White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, Campton, N.H.

Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Tuesday, 07/28/2015

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 07/29/2015

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Timber Talks
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Timber Talks

Informational sessions on the Northern Long-Eared Bat "Threatened" listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) interpretation of the interim 4(d) rule which accompanies this listing.

Location

  • White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Thursday, 07/30/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 08/03/2015

Focus on Foods Career Exploration Trip
(All day)

We’ve got a pretty exciting 4-H Focus on Foods teen career trip lined up for 4-H members, Monday, August 3rd through Tuesday, August 4th!

 

The trip is designed to provide interactive experiences in all phases of the food system – growing, production, marketing, product development, retailing, and (of course) consumption!

 

Teens will have the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of professionals in these areas, as they tour UNH and the seacoast on Monday.

 

On Tuesday, students and faculty/staff in the UNH EcoGastronomy Department will engage ALL teens contemplating a career in this area, not just those considering attendance at UNH.

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Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham,, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 08/04/2015

4H Dairy Qualfying Show for ESE in Conjunction with NH PDCA Breed Show
(All day)

August 4 & 5 at the Cornish Fairgrounds

This is the only qualifying event for 4-H members interested in participating in the 4-H Dairy Show at Eastern States Exposition.

 

Entries for Breed and 4-H Show are due July 1st.

 

 

Location

  • Cornish Fairgrounds, 294 Town House Rd, Cornish, NH, 03745

Wednesday, 08/05/2015

4H Dairy Qualfying Show for ESE in Conjunction with NH PDCA Breed Show
(All day)

August 4 & 5 at the Cornish Fairgrounds

This is the only qualifying event for 4-H members interested in participating in the 4-H Dairy Show at Eastern States Exposition.

 

Entries for Breed and 4-H Show are due July 1st.

 

 

Location

  • Cornish Fairgrounds, 294 Town House Rd, Cornish, NH, 03745

Saturday, 10/03/2015

Farm Tractors and Forestry
(08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)


Thinking about using a farm tractor in the woods? While they have their limitations, properly equipped tractors can play an important role in your woodlot. Come to this workshop to find out about ways you can safely and productively use a farm tractor as a tool in forestry. Several tractors and attachments will be on site and in use.

Also, Steve Patten, NHTOA Program Director, will demonstrate directional tree felling, utilizing the open-face notch technique as taught in the NH Professional Logger Program. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and chainsaw safety features will also be reviewed.

 

Location

  • Bridgewater-field location, 2325 River Road, Bridgewater, NH, 03222

Saturday, 10/17/2015

23rd Loggers and Truckers Convention
(All day)

The 23rd Annual New Hampshire Loggers and Truckers Convention

Location

  • Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 10/24/2015

Birds, Bucks and Bunnies
(08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Improving wildlife habitat is often cited as one of the top reasons landowners conduct a timber harvest.  Join UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Biologist Matt Tarr and N.H. Licensed Professional Forester Mike Powers for a discussion and field session on habitat and forest management practices that promote wildlife biodiversity.  Emphasis will be on both game and non-game species, including migratory songbirds, White Tailed Deer, and the New England Cottontail.   

Location

  • TBD, NH,

Saturday, 10/31/2015

Managing Northern Hardwoods
(08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)


Spend a morning learning about the research, conducted over 50 years, on Northern hardwoods in the Bartlett Experimental Forest. Longtime U.S. Forest Service researchers Bill Leak and Mariko Yamasaki will lead an informative discussion on how to enhance quality hardwood regeneration and how to manage hardwood forests to benefit a wide range of wildlife species.

The majority of the workshop will be outside, so dress for the weather.

 

Location

  • Bartlett Experimental Forest - US Forest Service, Route 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

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