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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

 

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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

Saturday, 06/04/2016

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,

Hike at Harvey Forest
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us for a hike at Harvey Forest to celebrate National Trails Day on June 4th! Meet in Epping at the end of French Road to explore this beautiful property. The hike will be led by UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist/Southeast Land Trust board member Emma Tutein. 

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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

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

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

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 PM)

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

 

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

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Friday, 06/24/2016

Forest Management with Birds in Mind
Friday, 06/24/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 

For the past year, Dan Lambert of High Branch Conservation Services and Len Reitsma of Plymouth State University have been working with foresters, wildlife biologists, and environmental biology students to develop management guidelines for several wildlife species in decline. Join Dan, Len, and forestry and wildlife specialists from UNH Cooperative Extension to hear results from this effort during this workshop that will involve observation and discussion of forestry practices that enhance habitat quality for these Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and many other wildlife species. Participants will also have the opportunity to hold a migrant bird species in their hand while discussing details about their habitat needs. This workshop will take place entirely in the field. Come prepared. Lunch will be provided as part of the cost of the workshop.

 

9am-Noon: Reitsma Tree Farm
A close look at the Reitsma Tree Farm, where an experimental harvest was conducted in March 2012 as part of a study examining the effects of different patch cut techniques on bird diversity.


Noon-1pm: Lunch Break (provided)


1pm-4pm: Bear Pond Natural Area
Visit to a conserved area heavily harvested in the early 1980s, where a population study of Canada warblers has been ongoing since 2003.

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Directions: The workshop will begin at the Reitsma American Tree Farm, located at 266 Prospect Hill Road in Canaan, NH. From the intersection of Rt. 4 and Rt. 118 in Canaan travel north on Canaan St. for 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Prospect Hill Road and travel 1.6 miles until you see #266 on the right.

 

 

 

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Location

  • Reitsma Tree Farm, 266 Prospect Hill Rd., Canaan, NH, 03741

Thursday, 06/30/2016

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics Covered: basic GIS concepts, free GIS and mapping software, types of GIS data

Learn GIS basics and explore a variety of free GIS and mapping programs (for PC's and Macs)! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of GIS, explore the variety of GIS and mapping software available for free, learn GIS jargon and understand both the applications and the limitations of GIS. This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience and new GIS users.

Participants will learn to: "talk the talk" of GIS by learning basic terminology describe the applications and limitations of GIS, understand the pros and cons of free GIS and mapping software options, download free GIS data.

Location

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

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.

Location

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

Wednesday, 07/20/2016

Grasslands & Meadows: Important Wildlife Habitat
Wednesday, 07/20/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

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 the Strafford County Farm. We will discuss the ecology and management of grasslands, management of native pollinator habitat, and common plants found in these habitats. 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 (Bring your own lunch)

Field Session at Strafford County Farm - led by Andy Fast and Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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

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Thursday, 07/21/2016

Telling Your Story with Maps
Thursday, 07/21/2016 (01:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Have an interesting historical downtown that you want people to visit? Looking to engage people of a community to explore their town and provide their thoughts? Hoping to have your audience prepare for meeting by looking at maps/pictures/videos? Driven by Esri's ArcGIS Online, Story Maps are a great way to share your information and tell your story to a wide variety of stakeholders (no coding experience necessary!)

Activities focus on getting up and running with Story Maps, including how to create and configure the map to best communicate with your audience. We will also use a mobile app, Snap2Map, to build Story Maps in the field with a mobile device. 

Location

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

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
Thursday, 07/21/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 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

Tuesday, 07/26/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Tuesday, 07/26/2016 (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

Wednesday, 07/27/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Wednesday, 07/27/2016 (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

Thursday, 07/28/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Thursday, 07/28/2016 (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

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