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Friday, 09/04/2015

Natural Resources Stewards Course
(All day)

Course Offers a Path to Knowing Nature

UNH Cooperative Extension announces a hands-on course for people who enjoy being outdoors and value nature to become stewards of New Hampshire’s forests, wildlife, and water resources.

The 12-session course will cover tree identification, planting, and care; forest types and the wildlife that lives within them; permaculture; ecological landscaping; land conservation and protection; wetlands; invasive species; and many more topics essential to the well-being of the state’s natural resources.

“The course is open to all,” said Mary Tebo Davis, natural resources field specialist at Cooperative Extension. “It is especially helpful for those volunteering on conservation commissions, tree committees, or watershed associations, and for those who maybe aren’t sure yet how they can help but want to make a difference.”

In exchange for learning, participants complete 40 hours of volunteer service in more than 40 natural resource areas including measuring New Hampshire’s biggest trees, inventorying natural resources, helping protect thousands of acres of land, discovering endangered species and delivering educational programs to adults and children. Volunteering can take place in one’s own community or through one of Cooperative Extension’s partnering agencies’ programs.

Spaces are still available and will be up to the start of class Sept 4.  For more information, visit nhstewards.org or call Cooperative Extension at (603) 641-6060.

The course begins September 4 and will continue for 12 consecutive Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game offices in Concord.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 09/09/2015

Oh Deer! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Deer Management
(08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)


8:00 Registration and Refreshments     
8:30 Program Begins


Topics of discussion:

  • How the State Manages the White-Tailed Deer Population - Dan Bergeron, N.H. Fish and Game
  • Deer Yard Management - Will Staats, N.H. Fish and Game
  • Practical Applications of Deer Yard Management Techniques - Shaun Bresnahan, N.H. Division of Forest and Lands
  • Recognizing Herbivory Problems and What to Do About Them - Jeff Ward, Connecticut  Agricultural Experiment Station      

Lunch - Bring Your Own


Field Tour of the Timber Harvest on the Hopkinton-Everett Flood Control Property with Shaun Bresnahan, Dan Bergeron, Will Staats, Jeff Ward and Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

SAF Category 1 - 5.5 CFEs
PLP Credits 8.0 CEUs


To register click here

Questions about registering? Contact: Annarie Van Coesant (603) 862-1028 annarie.vancoesant@unh.edu

 

 

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Location

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

Thursday, 09/10/2015

“History of Monadnock: geology, ecology and conservation
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Have you ever wondered what events shaped Mount Monadnock and the landscape surrounding it? Sit and enjoy a stunning view of Monadnock while learning about significant geologic, ecologic and conservation events that fashioned the region and landmark we know and love.

Dr. Steven Bill, professor of geology at Keene State College will outline the major mountain building and valley forming events through the last ice age. Dr. Peter Palmiotto, core faculty and director of the conservation biology program at Antioch University New England, will discuss the ecological changes to the region since the last ice age including the impacts of human activities on the mountain. Dave Anderson, director of education and volunteer services at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Patrick Hummel, volunteer program coordinator for New Hampshire State Parks, will present on the conservation efforts surrounding Mount Monadnock beginning in the early 1900s through today. If weather permits, a portion of this event will be held outside so please be prepared with adequate clothing and bug repellant based on the conditions. (If it rains, the event will be inside one of the camp buildings). Space is limited; please register in advance.

Location

  • Camp Glen Brook, 35 Glenbrook Road, Marlborough, NH, 03455

Saturday, 09/19/2015

NH Tree Farm Field Day at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year
(08:00 AM - 03:45 PM)

8:00 a.m. Registration Begins


8:30 -11:15 Gregg Trail Long Tour, With multiple presenters.


9:15 -10:15 Tour of Wood Energy, Plant and Maple Sugarhouse


9:30 -11:15 New England Forest, Products Sawmill Tour


10:15 -11:30 Gregg Trail Short Tour, With multiple presenters.


11:30 -2:00 Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ and Raffle


2:15 -3:15 Tour of Wood Energy Plant and Maple Sugarhouse


2:15 -3:45 New England Forest Products Sawmill Tour


Intermittently throughout the day:
There will be staffed displays by the tents where some of the Adaptive Recreation equipment will be visible, and other business and organization displays will be available. People are welcome to walk the Dutton Brook
Trail at any time.


3:45 p.m. Close

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Location

  • Crotched Mountain Foundation, 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH, 03047

Speaking for Wildlife: Birds, Bats, and Butterflies
(01:00 PM - 02:15 PM)

Learn about a dozen wildlife species commonly seen in New Hampshire and find out about how the diverse mix of habitats in our region support species such as Yellow warbler, red fox, black bear, monarch butterfly, American woodcock, little & big brown bat, moose & deer, red-backed salamander, painted turtle, wood frog, Cooper's hawk, and pileated woodpecker. Presented by Jean Eno.

Website

Request a Wildlife Talk 

Location

  • Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, NH, 03885

Thursday, 09/24/2015

Forestry Workshop and Timber Harvest Tour
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Join Consulting Forester Swift Corwin, Cheshire County Cooperative Extension Forester Steve Roberge and Monadnock Conservancy Land manager Rick Brackett for a forestry workshop and tour of a recently completed timber harvest. Learn how trees are selected, marked and cut during timber harvesting operations. How do markets and timber stumpage prices vary with species, log quality, products, access to viable markets, site operability and overall logging costs? What are basic considerations in laying out access roads, skid trails and landings while protecting both water quality and wildlife habitat?

 

If you are a forestland owner and had thoughts of selling timber, this is your chance to speak with foresters in your area about the process.  Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with the professionals about forestry and caring for your land.

 

The Calhoun Family Forest in Gilsum, NH is 336 acres owned by the Monadnock Conservancy and managed for recreation, wildlife habitat, and demonstration forestry.  Please meet at the parking lot at the end of White Brook Road.

 

The tour is free and open to the general public.  Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared to walk in the forest.

 

Location

  • Calhoun Family Forest, White Brook Road, Gilsum, NH, 03448

Speaking for Wildlife: New Hampshires Wild History
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Take a virtual journey through New Hampshire’s past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. Learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind the decline of many of our rarest species today, and why others are more abundant than in the past. You’ll also learn what you can do to help! Presented by Jean Eno.

Website

Request a Wildlife Talk 

Location

  • North Hampton Public Library, 237A Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton, NH, 03862

Friday, 09/25/2015

Speaking for Wildlife A Training for New Volunteers
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Speaking for Wildlife trains volunteers to deliver public presentations and nature walks on a variety of wildlife and natural resources topics. This training will provide you with the basics of planning and delivering a wildlife talk. No public speaking experience is necessary! Speaking for Wildlife volunteers have access to presentations, equipment (laptops, projectors, etc.), handouts, books and other materials to support your talk. You’ll get support from County Extension staff, tips on public speaking, training on how to use presentation equipment and other practical tips.

12:30 - 1:00: Optional computer training
1:00 - 1:30: Welcome & Program Overview
1:30 - 2:30: Nuts and Bolts of Speaking for Wildlife
2:30 - 3:00: Tips for Public Speaking
3:00 - 4:00: Sample Presentation and Discussion

Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up soon. Click here to register.

 

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 09/29/2015

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

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

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

Invasive Plant ID
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Want to learn how to identify invasive plants?
Curious about how to get rid of invasives?
Wondering what new invasive plants you should be on the look out for?

Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle.

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Tuesday, 10/06/2015

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

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

Wednesday, 10/07/2015

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

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

Thursday, 10/08/2015

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

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

Thursday, 10/15/2015

TIGER - A Software Tool for Timber Inventory Growth and Economic Review
(08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)


Join the Maine Forest Service, UNH Cooperative Extension, and Dr. Carl Mize to learn about TIGER  Software—newly developed, easy-to-use tools for foresters to make decisions about how to meet landowner's objectives.


Registration & refreshments at 8:30. Program starts promptly at 9:00.


TIGER (Timber Inventory, Growth and Economic Review)
WC Woodlands and Compartments) 2.0 helps analyze inventory data and simulate forest management. This workshop will present the Maine and New Hampshire variant of TIGER WC, and will focus on four computer programs developed by Dr. Mize. The programs can be previewed at http://cwmsoftware.com/.


1.)
TIGER for Woodlands and Compartments (TIGER WC) helps analyze inventory data and simulate forest management of woodlands in 20 midwestern and northeastern states and produces graphical and
tabular diameter distributions. 

2.) TIGER for Stratified Sampling can be used when a woodland has been stratified (compartmentalized) and inventories done by compartment.

3.) TIGER for Estimating Basis estimates the value of the trees in
woodlands at the time of purchase (basis).

4.) TIGER for Converting Forest Metrix to TIGER files reads data files
created by the Forest Metrix inventory program and converts them into data files that can be read by TIGER for Woodlands and Compartments.

A review of simple systematic versus stratified sampling will be
presented.

 

SAF Category 1 - 4.5 CFEs


For online registration click here


Questions about registering Contact: Annarie Van Coesant 603-862-1028 annarie.vancoesant@unh.edu

 

 

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Location

  • Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, NH, 03801

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

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

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

Thursday, 10/22/2015

The Private Life of Deer Film Showing
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Just a century ago, there were fewer than a million deer in North America. Today, there are nearly 30 million. This hour-long documentary, filmed largely in the Northeast, takes a close look at how wild deer interact with one another, and how they’ve adapted to living alongside humans.  

Following the film, Steve Roberge of UNH Cooperative Extension will be on hand for questions.  

Location

  • Keene State College Putnam Theater, Keene, NH,

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,

Tuesday, 10/27/2015

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

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

Wednesday, 11/18/2015

Climate Change & New England Forests
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)


TWO DATES: November 18-19, 2015 One-day (Nov. 18) or two-day (Nov. 18-19) options available.


November 18: Forest Adaptation Seminar

8:30 Registration & Coffee


9:00 Welcome & Introduction

9:20 New England’s Changing Climate Cameron Wake, University of New Hampshire

10:00 Break

10:30 Climate Change Effects on Water John Campbell, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station

11:00 Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystems Maria Janowiak, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

11:30 Climate Change Effects on Wildlife David King, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station

12:00 Lunch (provided as part of registration)

1:00 Forest Adaptation in the Real World Maria Janowiak, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science Si Balch, Manomet’s Climate Smart Land Network

2:00 Break

2:15 Activity: Integrating Climate Change into Your Work

4:00 Adjourn

This agenda has been approved for 5.0 category 1 Continuing Forestry Education credits.


To register click here

Registration questions can be directed to Annarie Van Coesant annarie.vancoesant@unh.edu (603) 862-1028

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Location

  • Hubbard Brook, Mirror Lake Rd., Thornton, NH, 03285

Thursday, 11/19/2015

Climate Change & New England Forests
(08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)


TWO DATES: November 18-19, 2015 One-day (Nov. 18) or two-day (Nov. 18-19) options available.


November 19: Additional Training Session
This training requires, participation in the November 18 workshop, some pre-meeting preparation, and active engagement.

8:30 Registration

8:30 Introduction Introduce participants and instructors. Outline objectives and agenda for training.

9:00 Climate Change Impacts on Forest Management Projects Describe forest management projects and most important climate change impacts. Identify additional climate change impacts relevant to the project locations. Complete Adaptation Workbook Step #2.

10:00 Break

10:15 Challenges and Opportunities for Meeting Management ObjectivesBreakouts/Discussion Identify challenges and opportunities relevant to the project management objectives. Evaluate whether it is feasible to achieve management objectives.

11:30 Identifying Forest Adaptation Approaches and Tactics – Breakouts/Discussion Select potential adaptation actions from the menu of Adaptation Strategies and Approaches. Evaluate potential adaptation tactics as part of Adaptation Workbook Step #4.

12:00 Lunch (provided as part of registration)

1:00 Identifying Forest Adaptation Approaches and Tactics – Breakouts/Discussion Select potential adaptation actions from the menu of Adaptation Strategies and Approaches. Evaluate potential adaptation tactics as part of Adaptation Workbook Step #4.

3:00 Break

3:15 Identifying Metrics for Monitoring and Evaluating Effectiveness – Breakouts/Discussion Identify metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation actions as part of Workbook Step #5 Complete Adaptation Workbook Step #5

4:00 Next Steps & Wrap-up

4:30 Adjourn

This agenda has been approved for 6.5 category 1 Continuing Forestry Education credits.


To register click here

Registration questions can be directed to Annarie Van Coesant annarie.vancoesant@unh.edu (603) 862-1028

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Location

  • Hubbard Brook, Mirror Lake Rd., Thornton, NH, 03285

Monday, 01/11/2016

GIS/GPS Boot Camp
(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

  • NH Seagrant Extension Office, 122 Mast Rd, Lee, NH, 03861

Tuesday, 01/12/2016

GIS/GPS Boot Camp
(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

  • NH Seagrant Extension Office, 122 Mast Rd, Lee, NH, 03861


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