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Upcoming events (Forestry and Wildlife)

Saturday, 11/01/2014

Managing for Sugar Maple
(08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is one of the most valuable species in our New Hampshire forest. This informative, in - the - woods workshop will discuss ways to increase the quality and quantity of this valuable hardwood for both maple sap and sawlog production.

Topics will include:
Soils and site index
Regeneration techniques
Income generated from sap production versus income from sawlog harvest
Leaving non-maple trees in a sugarbush

In addition, examples of various grades of sawlogs and veneer will be shown to discuss log values.

Credits:
3.5 PLP credits
2.5 SAF  category 1 CFE credits

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Location

  • Rhoades Forest, 176 Rhoades Road, Acworth, NH, 03601

Rye Town Forest Invasvie Plant Control Day
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Come learn how to use weed wrenches and see what invasive plants are at the Rye Town Forest. Help hand-pull to reduce the invasive seed source for next year. Participants will learn basic invasive plant ID and how to best dispose of different invasive plant species. This helps with the stewardship of the resources found in the Rye Town Forest. Come enjoy the day! All ages welcome!

What to bring: Long pants/boots, gloves, water, hand tools (loopers, spades, shovels, etc.).


Register

 

Location

  • Rye Town Forest, Recreation Road, Rye, NH, 03870

Tuesday, 11/04/2014

NH Professional Logger Program: Bosses Buffet
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

 


Business management seminar:
• How training and promotion of employees affects safety and production
• IRS Tax Code updates regarding forest products business
• Transitioning your business to the next generation of management
• Understanding contract law
• Current trends in insurance losses


Instructor:
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Carol Starkie, Farm Credit East
Simon Leeming, Esq. Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau and Pachios LLP.
Brody Tuite, Acadia Insurance

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

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Location

  • U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, 71 White Mtn. Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Wednesday, 11/05/2014

Making Geodatabases Work for You
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Geodatabases are an excellent file format for managing and maintaining GIS data using ArcGIS.  This workshop will cover fundamentals, tools, and techniques for creating and working with data contained in Geodatabases.  The workshop is focused on intermediate to advanced users of ArcView, however, ArcEditor users will also benefit.

Location

  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 11/06/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

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Location

  • Enfield Community Building, 308 Rte. 4, Enfield, NH, 03748

Wednesday, 11/12/2014

Choosing and Using Citizen Science Methods for Engaged Environmental Research
(12:30 PM - 02:30 PM)

Participants will hear examples and best practices for working with the public to advance research, and learn what makes a citizen science project successful.

Presentations and discussion by:

  • Alyson Eberhardt - NH Sea Grant, UNH Cooperative Extension, Coastal Research Volunteers
  • Malin Clyde - UNH Cooperative Extension, Stewardship Network: New England
  • Bridie McGreavy - Postdoctoral Fellow, New England Sustainability Consoritium, UMaine
  • Brett Thelen - Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH

Ice cream will be served.

The Stewardship Network: New England, Event Flyer

 

 

 

 

Location

  • UNH Campus, Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 11/13/2014

Emerald Ash Borer Public Informational Meeting
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

At the meeting, representatives from the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands will describe the emerald ash borer’s threat and the purpose and provisions of the quarantine.

 

Concerned citizens, homeowners who have ash trees on their properties, community leaders, members of the forestry and “green” industries, and those concerned about the health of New Hampshire’s trees and forests are encouraged to attend.

 

UNHCE Hillsborough County Office Directions



Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

NH Bugs: The Big Three
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

NH Coverts, Scott MacLean, will present this talk on NH Bugs: The Big Three. This talk focuses on three invasive insects threatening New Hampshire's trees and forests - emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, and Asian Longhorned beetle. Includes a discussion of where they are found, how to recognize an infested tree, how they spread, and what you can do to help!

 

 

Location

  • Brown Memorial Library, 78 West Street, Bradford, NH, 03221

Friday, 11/14/2014

Winter Plant Identification for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Winter Plant ID for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 2-day workshop will focus on upland and wetland tree and shrub identification under winter conditions, as part of the requirements for state and federal jurisdictional wetland boundary determination. You'll learn to key out woody plants to the species level using twigs and buds (no leaves), determine the plants wetland indicator status, and perform a plant dominance test for wetness (as outlined in the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, Technical Report Y-87-1 (1987 Manual revised)" and "Delineating Bordering Vegetated Wetlands under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act: a Handbook (March 1995)." Cost does not include required text, "Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs" by W.H. Harlow, and hand lens, both available from instructor at first class. (This is part of the Wetland Delineation Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)

CEUs: Approved by the NH Joint Board of Licensure for 4 CEUs for Wetland Scientists, 3.5 CEUs for Surveyors, and 6 CEUs for Foresters; Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

Instructor: Bob Prokop, M.S. in Wildlife Ecology, is a wildlife biologist, NH Certified Wetland Scientist, and professional wetland scientist (SWS), and owner of Wetland Consulting Services.

 

Location

  • UNH Professional Development & Training, Pease Tradeport, 73 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Saturday, 11/15/2014

Chainsaw Safety and Firewood Cutting Demonstration
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join tree farm operator Dave Seager and Extension Forester Jon Nute for this backyard firewood harvesting demonstration. The tour will be held rain or shine.


• Identify which trees to cut
• Choosing a chainsaw & using it safely
• Tree cutting demonstration
• Display of farm equipment used in the woods
• Free chart estimating # of trees/cord

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Location

  • Marvell Family Sunset Tree Farm, Route 13, New Boston, NH, 03070

Tuesday, 11/18/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

Linked file:

Location

  • Chesterfield Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH, 03443

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
(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

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Thursday, 11/20/2014

ArcGIS Drivers Permit 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS useres looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience.  Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data. 


Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Friday, 11/21/2014

Winter Plant Identification for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Winter Plant ID for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 2-day workshop (11/14 & 11/21) will focus on upland and wetland tree and shrub identification under winter conditions, as part of the requirements for state and federal jurisdictional wetland boundary determination. You'll learn to key out woody plants to the species level using twigs and buds (no leaves), determine the plants wetland indicator status, and perform a plant dominance test for wetness (as outlined in the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, Technical Report Y-87-1 (1987 Manual revised)" and "Delineating Bordering Vegetated Wetlands under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act: a Handbook (March 1995)." Cost does not include required text, "Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs" by W.H. Harlow, and hand lens, both available from instructor at first class. (This is part of the Wetland Delineation Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)

CEUs: Approved by the NH Joint Board of Licensure for 3.5 CEUs for Surveyors, 4 CEUs for Wetland Scientists, 6 CEUs for Foresters; also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

Location

  • UNH Professional Development & Training, Pease Tradeport, 73 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Monday, 12/15/2014

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

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Tuesday, 12/16/2014

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

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Wednesday, 12/17/2014

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

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

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