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Wednesday, 05/25/2016

Conservation Easement Basics for Realtors
Wednesday, 05/25/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

Course #E1855 per the N.H. Real Estate Commission
Using a combination of presentation, question and answers, interactive activities and short video excerpts, this course provides real estate professionals with the basic understanding of what a conservation easement is; the benefits to landowners and the community; how to read and understand easement deeds; the effects of conservation easements on the real estate transaction; marketing real estate encumbered with easements; the process of placing an easement on land; working with land protection and governmental agencies and valuing land encumbered by the easement.

Our Instructor: Tom Howard, is principal broker at NH Conservation Real Estate. Licensed since 1987, Tom gained valuable experience with conservation easements while employed by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests from 1996 to 2003. He now offers his expertise in conservation transactions to landowners, conservation commissions, non-profits, natural resource professionals, attorneys, and real estate brokers. Tom is an Accredited Land Consultant with the Realtors Land Institute.

3 credit hours assigned by the N.H. Real Estate Commission.
3.0 CE by NH Real Estate Appraiser Board
3.0 CFE’s SAF Category 1

 

Additional Dates and Locations:

May 11, 2016 The Rocks - 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem, 1 - 4:30PM 
May 17, 2016
The Conservation Center- 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, 1 – 4:30 PM

 

Click here: TO REGISTER

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Location

  • Dover Public Library, 73 Locust Street, Dover, NH, 03820

Thursday, 05/26/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Fundamentals of Forestry
Thursday, 05/26/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:
This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of the theory behind forest management and the application of silviculture for sustainable forest resources. Historical events, current status, silvicultural principles of New England, forest types, what is silviculture, considering landowner goals & objectives, tree maturity, growth, vigor & value, wildlife habitat, harvesting systems and types of harvests, and logger’s function in silviculture will be discussed.


Field session will focus on log scaling, grades and utilization at a local sawmill.


Instructors:
Karen Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension
Sarah Smith, UNH Cooperative Extension
Dode Gladders, UNH Cooperative Extension
Brendan Prusik, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP certification credits
6.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Colebrook Fire Station, 18 Pleasant St, Colebrook, NH, 03576

Sunday, 05/29/2016

Strafford County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale
Sunday, 05/29/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

The Strafford County Master Gardener Association will be holding their annual plant sale rain or shine on Sunday, May 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Durham Town Hall parking lot on Newmarket Road in Durham.

 

Locally grown annuals, herbs, perennials and trees will be available to the public at discounted prices.

 

Strafford County Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening and planting questions and offer soil testing information.

 

Proceeds from this annual plant sale provide financial support for Strafford County gardening projects.

 

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Location

  • Durham Town Hall, 8 Newmarket Road (Rte. 108), Durham, NH, 03824

Friday, 06/03/2016

Managing Habitat for Ruffed Grouse (Even if you don't have aspen!)
Friday, 06/03/2016 (08:30 AM - 01:30 PM)

Workshop Description:

Learn about grouse ecology and habitat management to benefit grouse, other young forest wildlife, and mature forest wildlife on this property tour and field discussion. Bring your own lunch for lunch in the field.  

 

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00       Registration

9:00 – 9:15       Introductions and property overview

9:15 – 10:00     Overview of grouse ecology and habitat management

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 – 12:15   Property Tours and field discussion of managing habitat to benefit grouse, other young forest wildlife, and mature forest wildlife.

12:15-12:45     Lunch in the field (bring your own)

12:45-1:30       Continue field discussion

1:30                 Adjourn

 

SAF Category 1–3.5 CFE’s
PLP 4.0 credits

 

REGISTER HERE

Directions:
From Route 10 in Marlow, take 123A West. After 4.9 miles, in South Acworth, right onto Hill Road. Fol-low Hill Road for 2.1 miles to the five-way intersection in the Town of Acworth. Turn left onto Charlestown Road. After 1.8 miles turn right onto Black North Road. Go about 1 mile to woodlot gate on right (N 43.24980, W 72.32214). Follow signs to the workshop. Note: Some GPS units show that Black North Road is accessible from the north but the only passable access is from Charlestown Road.

 

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Location

  • Fred Ernst Property, Black North Rd., Acworth, NH, 03601

Drip Irrigation Twilight Meeting
Friday, 06/03/2016 (03:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

 

The purpose of this meeting is to review what drip irrigation options and strategies vegetable and fruit growers should be considering for the coming growing season.  We will be presenting a hands-on demonstration on setting up a drip irrigation system.  Starting from the pond to the field describing the various components of the drip irrigation system, fertigation and chemigation will be discussed.

 

Speakers include: Trevor Hardy (Brookdale), Bill Lamont (Penn State University), Bill Wolfram (Toro), Chelsea Smith (BASF), Chad Cochrane (NRCS), Nate Nourse (Nourse Nursery), Tom Matt (Kifco), George Hamilton (UNH CE) and others.

 

3.5 PAT Credits have been approved for this meeting

 

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Location

  • Brookdale Fruit Farm, 36 Broad Street, Hollis, NH, 03049

Saturday, 06/04/2016

State 4-H Activities Day
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (All day)

Location

  • Manchester Community College, 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH,

New Hampshire 4-H Horse Communications Contest
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (All day)

At State Activities Day.


Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

New Hampshire 4-H Achievement Awards Presentation
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (All day)

At State Activities Day.

 

Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

NH Professional Loggers Program Mechanized Harvesting: Cut to Length
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Course Content:
Learn what makes Cut to Length harvesting distinctly different from other harvest systems utilized in the northeast. Topics will include machine details, operating procedures, systems maintenance and troubleshooting, operating costs and “must have” items for a complete CTL toolbox. Location of this workshop is subject to change. Please make sure we have your contact information.

 


Instructors:
Steve Patten, NHTOA
Wade Paight, Cutting Edge Timber Harvesting

 
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Bigelow Hill Road, Troy, NH,

Monday, 06/06/2016

GIS/GPS Boot Camp
Monday, 06/06/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 5-day workshop is designed for educators and others interested in exploring natural and societal resources using GIS and GPS technology.  Participants learn to map natural resources and community assets while exploring methods for sharing maps with others.  Activities will involve informational lectures on course topics, immediately followed by hands-on related GPS and GIS exercises.

 

No previous GIS or GPS experience is required.  Course content is appropraiate for all people interested in using GIS to map community resources, including high school or middle school educators, town employees, conservation commissions and planning board representatives.

 

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Want to Sell More at the Farm Market and Make Money?
Monday, 06/06/2016 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Nada Haddad, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, will give many tips to get you ready for your Farm Market. Product quality, sales etiquette, and customer profile will be covered during the presentation.

 

This workshop is designed for farmers and growers operating a farm stand or a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), or a Pick-Your-Own farm, or selling products at the farmers market. Soon-to-be growers thinking of selling their agriculture products will also benefit from this workshop and the discussion of the pros and cons of the different market channels.

 

No cost to attend the workshop but pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

 

Register 

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Tuesday, 06/07/2016

GIS/GPS Boot Camp
Tuesday, 06/07/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 5-day workshop is designed for educators and others interested in exploring natural and societal resources using GIS and GPS technology.  Participants learn to map natural resources and community assets while exploring methods for sharing maps with others.  Activities will involve informational lectures on course topics, immediately followed by hands-on related GPS and GIS exercises.

 

No previous GIS or GPS experience is required.  Course content is appropraiate for all people interested in using GIS to map community resources, including high school or middle school educators, town employees, conservation commissions and planning board representatives.

 

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Wednesday, 06/08/2016

GIS/GPS Boot Camp
Wednesday, 06/08/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 5-day workshop is designed for educators and others interested in exploring natural and societal resources using GIS and GPS technology.  Participants learn to map natural resources and community assets while exploring methods for sharing maps with others.  Activities will involve informational lectures on course topics, immediately followed by hands-on related GPS and GIS exercises.

 

No previous GIS or GPS experience is required.  Course content is appropraiate for all people interested in using GIS to map community resources, including high school or middle school educators, town employees, conservation commissions and planning board representatives.

 

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 06/08/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

2.0 pesticide credits have been approved for this meeting.

 

Location

  • Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, NH,

Thursday, 06/09/2016

GIS/GPS Boot Camp
Thursday, 06/09/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 5-day workshop is designed for educators and others interested in exploring natural and societal resources using GIS and GPS technology.  Participants learn to map natural resources and community assets while exploring methods for sharing maps with others.  Activities will involve informational lectures on course topics, immediately followed by hands-on related GPS and GIS exercises.

 

No previous GIS or GPS experience is required.  Course content is appropraiate for all people interested in using GIS to map community resources, including high school or middle school educators, town employees, conservation commissions and planning board representatives.

 

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Thursday, 06/09/2016 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

- March 31, April 7, 14, May 12, 19 and June 9 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- May 7 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop based on the theory and vision of the Next Generation Science Standards to integrate science and engineering practices within the STEM disciplines.

 

Inquiry Teaching Methods is geared towards K-12 teachers interested in exploring ways to support classroom teaching in moving toward an inquiry-based approach in which students take more responsibility for their learning. Participants will practice shifting their existing curriculum to align with Science Practices that are within the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing, and discussing with others what results were found.

 

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science and engineering practices, including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation, and communicating results. They will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.

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Register
Registration deadline is March 28.


Website 

Location

  • Childrens Museum of NH, Dover, NH, 03820

Friday, 06/10/2016

GIS/GPS Boot Camp
Friday, 06/10/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 5-day workshop is designed for educators and others interested in exploring natural and societal resources using GIS and GPS technology.  Participants learn to map natural resources and community assets while exploring methods for sharing maps with others.  Activities will involve informational lectures on course topics, immediately followed by hands-on related GPS and GIS exercises.

 

No previous GIS or GPS experience is required.  Course content is appropraiate for all people interested in using GIS to map community resources, including high school or middle school educators, town employees, conservation commissions and planning board representatives.

 

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Wednesday, 06/15/2016

Grasslands & Meadows: Important Wildlife Habitat
Wednesday, 06/15/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 AM)

Grasslands and meadows are rare habitats in New Hampshire, and many of the wildlife species that depend on them have declined significantly over the last several decades. Learn about the maintenance required to create or maintain these habitats during a series of indoor presentations, followed by an outdoor field session at NH Fish & Game’s Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area. We will discuss the ecology and management of grasslands, management of native pollinator habitat, common plants found in these habitats, and the history and management of the Lower Shaker WMA. The afternoon field session will include visits to a variety of grasslands and meadows and discussion of management techniques.

Agenda

Welcome & Introduction - Haley Andreozzi, UNH Cooperative Extension


Grassland Ecology & Management - Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension


Managing for Native Pollinators - Jarrod Fowler, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation - Don Keirstead, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Common Grasses & Meadow Plants - Jim Kennedy, Landscape Architect/Wetlands Scientist, NH Coverts Project Volunteer


Lunchtime Presentation (Bring your own lunch)
Enfield: Land of the Shakers, Land for Wildlife - Michael O’Connor, Enfield Shaker Museum, Jim Oehler, NH Fish & Game Department, Field Session at Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area

Field Session at the Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area

 

REGISTER HERE

 

SAF - 4.5 category 1 CFE credits
6.0 contact hours for natural resources professionals

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Saturday, 06/18/2016

5th Annual NH 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree
Saturday, 06/18/2016 (08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Pointer Fish & Game will be the host for this 5th Annual Jamboree open to youth ages 8-18 and adults. Participation is limited and registration is required. Cost is $5 per youth and $10 per adult. This covers ammunition and lunch (provided by Pointer). 

See the NH Shooting Sports website for details and registration instructions.  Registration due June 3.

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Location

  • Pointer Fish and Game, 252 Back River Rd, Bedford, NH, 03110

Tuesday, 06/21/2016

Carroll/Belknap/Strafford County Advisory Council
Tuesday, 06/21/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Agenda items: Youth and Family

Staff Evaluations: Amanda Royce, Claes Thelemarck and Joy Gagnon

Administrative Staff attending: Michael Young

Location

  • Camp Calumet, 1090 Ossipee Lake Rd., West Ossipee, NH, 03890

Sunday, 06/26/2016

State 4-H Teen Conference
Sunday, 06/26/2016 (All day)

Sunday - Wednesday, June 26 - 29.


Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Shooting Sports Camp Week
Sunday, 06/26/2016 (All day)

Camp opens for the season today, starting with

Shooting Sports Camp Week - June 26 - July 1, 2016

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Monday, 06/27/2016

State 4-H Teen Conference
Monday, 06/27/2016 (All day)

Sunday - Wednesday, June 26 - 29.


Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 06/28/2016

State 4-H Teen Conference
Tuesday, 06/28/2016 (All day)

Sunday - Wednesday, June 26 - 29.


Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

Wednesday, 06/29/2016

State 4-H Teen Conference
Wednesday, 06/29/2016 (All day)

Sunday - Wednesday, June 26 - 29.


Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824


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