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Thursday, 04/24/2014

New England Changing Forests Talk
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

A panel of well-known foresters and ecologists will speak about forest conservation and how forest dynamics affect New England's landscape on April 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Antioch University New England (AUNE), 40 Avon Street, Keene. 

 

The event is free and open to the public as part of AUNE's Speaker Series. 

 

The panelists will be Tom Wessels, Swift Corwin, Steve Roberge, Jeremy Wilson, and Steve Jones.  The panelists will look at the history of the region's forests over the last 3,000 years, including the impact of global economics, and discuss the challenges of managing conserved lands that are ever-changing and yet often expected to never change at all. 

Location

  • Antioch University New England, Community Room, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Tuesday, 04/29/2014

16th Annual Black Fly Breakfast
(07:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

The 16th Annual Black Fly Breakfast is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on forestry and logging, meet with each other in an informal setting, and learn who is doing what in southern New Hampshire. Join us for a good breakfast, a good meeting and still have enough time in the afternoon to get some work done! 

 

SAF Category I   3.0 CFEs   
NHPLP Certification  4.0 CEUs
Certificates of Attendance will be supplied

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Location

  • Pat's Peak Ski Area, 24 Flanders Rd., Henniker, NH, 03242

Friday, 05/02/2014

Permaculture Design Workshop
(04:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Permaculture Design Workshop – The Tannery, Littleton NH

Led by Lauren Chase-Rowell and Steve Whitman,

hosted by Stacey Doll of Rooted by Stacey, LLC

in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension

The evening of May 2nd and all day on 3rd, 4th and 5th

Be part of a multi-day permaculture design workshop that will guide revitalization and redevelopment of the Tannery Marketplace in downtown Littleton. As part of the town’s overall plan to revive the River District in Littleton, the Tannery is embracing energy efficiency, renewable energy, water resource planning, community spaces, and overall innovative and sustainable practices. This workshop is ideal for citizens who would like to obtain permaculture design and planning knowledge and experience, as well as professional permaculture designers, planners, landscape or building designers, and educators. An advanced permaculture diploma is available to those with their Permaculture Design Certification (PDC).

In this unique workshop, participants will blend their interest and enthusiasm for permaculture and ecological design solutions with the plans to redevelop the historic Tannery mill located on the Ammonoosuc River. This redevelopment is just part of an overall plan, already underway, to redevelop and revitalize the River District in Littleton. This workshop supports those efforts and the owner’s plans to implement the ecological design conceptualize by the workshop participants.

After engaging in a detailed site analysis, participants will identify regenerative solutions to address present issues with storm water, energy consumption and generation, urban biodiversity and habitat loss. The lack of outdoor community gathering spaces will be addressed while developing innovative projects for capturing and storing energy, valuing natural resources, integrating uses, and stacking the many functions of this land.

Workshop includes:

  • One Evening (May 2nd) and three full days (3rd, 4th & 5th) designing and planning at the Tannery Lunch and snacks each day (breakfast and dinner on your own or planned with the group).
  • Accommodations for overnight stay may be available and encouraged near the Tannery or at Stacey Doll’s house. More information will be provided for registrants.

Cost:

$450.00 includes four days, the orientation and the 3-day design charrette including lunches and snacks and options for accommodations. Includes full charrette guidance and an Advanced PDC diploma

 

To register visit: http://rootedbystacey.com/ecological-design/workshops/.

Please contact Stacey Doll at Stacey@rootedbystacey.com for more information.

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Location

  • Tannery Market Place, Downtown, Littleton, NH,

Saturday, 05/03/2014

Farm Tractors for Forestry
(08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Do you have a farm tractor that you are thinking about using in the woods? While they have there limitations, when equipped properly tractors can be play an important role in working in your woodlot. Come to this "in action" 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.


Some tractors and attachments demonstrated will be:
• 3 pt hitch chipper
• 3 pt hitch forestry winch
• 3 pt hitch fi rewood processor
• 3 pt hitch stump grinder
• brush grapples
• small grapple/loader/trailer
• articulated specialized forestry
tractor

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Location

  • , 2325 River Road, Bridgewater, NH, 03222

Permaculture Design Workshop
(04:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Permaculture Design Workshop – The Tannery, Littleton NH

Led by Lauren Chase-Rowell and Steve Whitman,

hosted by Stacey Doll of Rooted by Stacey, LLC

in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension

The evening of May 2nd and all day on 3rd, 4th and 5th

Be part of a multi-day permaculture design workshop that will guide revitalization and redevelopment of the Tannery Marketplace in downtown Littleton. As part of the town’s overall plan to revive the River District in Littleton, the Tannery is embracing energy efficiency, renewable energy, water resource planning, community spaces, and overall innovative and sustainable practices. This workshop is ideal for citizens who would like to obtain permaculture design and planning knowledge and experience, as well as professional permaculture designers, planners, landscape or building designers, and educators. An advanced permaculture diploma is available to those with their Permaculture Design Certification (PDC).

In this unique workshop, participants will blend their interest and enthusiasm for permaculture and ecological design solutions with the plans to redevelop the historic Tannery mill located on the Ammonoosuc River. This redevelopment is just part of an overall plan, already underway, to redevelop and revitalize the River District in Littleton. This workshop supports those efforts and the owner’s plans to implement the ecological design conceptualize by the workshop participants.

After engaging in a detailed site analysis, participants will identify regenerative solutions to address present issues with storm water, energy consumption and generation, urban biodiversity and habitat loss. The lack of outdoor community gathering spaces will be addressed while developing innovative projects for capturing and storing energy, valuing natural resources, integrating uses, and stacking the many functions of this land.

Workshop includes:

  • One Evening (May 2nd) and three full days (3rd, 4th & 5th) designing and planning at the Tannery Lunch and snacks each day (breakfast and dinner on your own or planned with the group).
  • Accommodations for overnight stay may be available and encouraged near the Tannery or at Stacey Doll’s house. More information will be provided for registrants.

Cost:

$450.00 includes four days, the orientation and the 3-day design charrette including lunches and snacks and options for accommodations. Includes full charrette guidance and an Advanced PDC diploma

 

To register visit: http://rootedbystacey.com/ecological-design/workshops/.

Please contact Stacey Doll at Stacey@rootedbystacey.com for more information.

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Location

  • Tannery Market Place, Downtown, Littleton, NH,

Sunday, 05/04/2014

Permaculture Design Workshop
(04:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Permaculture Design Workshop – The Tannery, Littleton NH

Led by Lauren Chase-Rowell and Steve Whitman,

hosted by Stacey Doll of Rooted by Stacey, LLC

in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension

The evening of May 2nd and all day on 3rd, 4th and 5th

Be part of a multi-day permaculture design workshop that will guide revitalization and redevelopment of the Tannery Marketplace in downtown Littleton. As part of the town’s overall plan to revive the River District in Littleton, the Tannery is embracing energy efficiency, renewable energy, water resource planning, community spaces, and overall innovative and sustainable practices. This workshop is ideal for citizens who would like to obtain permaculture design and planning knowledge and experience, as well as professional permaculture designers, planners, landscape or building designers, and educators. An advanced permaculture diploma is available to those with their Permaculture Design Certification (PDC).

In this unique workshop, participants will blend their interest and enthusiasm for permaculture and ecological design solutions with the plans to redevelop the historic Tannery mill located on the Ammonoosuc River. This redevelopment is just part of an overall plan, already underway, to redevelop and revitalize the River District in Littleton. This workshop supports those efforts and the owner’s plans to implement the ecological design conceptualize by the workshop participants.

After engaging in a detailed site analysis, participants will identify regenerative solutions to address present issues with storm water, energy consumption and generation, urban biodiversity and habitat loss. The lack of outdoor community gathering spaces will be addressed while developing innovative projects for capturing and storing energy, valuing natural resources, integrating uses, and stacking the many functions of this land.

Workshop includes:

  • One Evening (May 2nd) and three full days (3rd, 4th & 5th) designing and planning at the Tannery Lunch and snacks each day (breakfast and dinner on your own or planned with the group).
  • Accommodations for overnight stay may be available and encouraged near the Tannery or at Stacey Doll’s house. More information will be provided for registrants.

Cost:

$450.00 includes four days, the orientation and the 3-day design charrette including lunches and snacks and options for accommodations. Includes full charrette guidance and an Advanced PDC diploma

 

To register visit: http://rootedbystacey.com/ecological-design/workshops/.

Please contact Stacey Doll at Stacey@rootedbystacey.com for more information.

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Location

  • Tannery Market Place, Downtown, Littleton, NH,

Monday, 05/05/2014

Permaculture Design Workshop
(04:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Permaculture Design Workshop – The Tannery, Littleton NH

Led by Lauren Chase-Rowell and Steve Whitman,

hosted by Stacey Doll of Rooted by Stacey, LLC

in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension

The evening of May 2nd and all day on 3rd, 4th and 5th

Be part of a multi-day permaculture design workshop that will guide revitalization and redevelopment of the Tannery Marketplace in downtown Littleton. As part of the town’s overall plan to revive the River District in Littleton, the Tannery is embracing energy efficiency, renewable energy, water resource planning, community spaces, and overall innovative and sustainable practices. This workshop is ideal for citizens who would like to obtain permaculture design and planning knowledge and experience, as well as professional permaculture designers, planners, landscape or building designers, and educators. An advanced permaculture diploma is available to those with their Permaculture Design Certification (PDC).

In this unique workshop, participants will blend their interest and enthusiasm for permaculture and ecological design solutions with the plans to redevelop the historic Tannery mill located on the Ammonoosuc River. This redevelopment is just part of an overall plan, already underway, to redevelop and revitalize the River District in Littleton. This workshop supports those efforts and the owner’s plans to implement the ecological design conceptualize by the workshop participants.

After engaging in a detailed site analysis, participants will identify regenerative solutions to address present issues with storm water, energy consumption and generation, urban biodiversity and habitat loss. The lack of outdoor community gathering spaces will be addressed while developing innovative projects for capturing and storing energy, valuing natural resources, integrating uses, and stacking the many functions of this land.

Workshop includes:

  • One Evening (May 2nd) and three full days (3rd, 4th & 5th) designing and planning at the Tannery Lunch and snacks each day (breakfast and dinner on your own or planned with the group).
  • Accommodations for overnight stay may be available and encouraged near the Tannery or at Stacey Doll’s house. More information will be provided for registrants.

Cost:

$450.00 includes four days, the orientation and the 3-day design charrette including lunches and snacks and options for accommodations. Includes full charrette guidance and an Advanced PDC diploma

 

To register visit: http://rootedbystacey.com/ecological-design/workshops/.

Please contact Stacey Doll at Stacey@rootedbystacey.com for more information.

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Location

  • Tannery Market Place, Downtown, Littleton, NH,

Tuesday, 05/06/2014

Loggers - NH Timber Harvesting Law
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

A one day workshop presenting information on New Hampshire’s Timber Harvesting Laws, Wetland Regulations and the use of Best Management Practices. Practical, hands-on instruction for today’s logging professional.

Timber Tax Law - The specific rules and process regarding the Intent and Report of Cut forms as required, plus other valuable information from the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration.


Timber Harvesting Law - Forest Rangers will explain N.H.’s timber harvesting laws, including the details of slash and basal area laws, the timber trespass and deceptive forest practices laws.


Wetlands Regulations - Representatives from the N.H. Wetlands Bureau will present information including wetlands identification and the procedure and requirements for preparing the Minimum Impact Notification form. Best Management Practices will also be covered.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, please bring a lunch with you.

CEUs:  8.0 PLP Certification credits

          6.5 Category 1 Forester Licensing credits

This course is required for NH PLP certification, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.

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Location

  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

GPS Basics
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

This course covers the basics of GPS technology, how to upload GPS points from a computer to your GPS unit, how to collect waypoints and how to navigate to points you have collected. Introductory presentations will explain the technology behind GPS, but most of the workshop will be spent outside putting handheld GPS receivers through their paces.
To register, click here. “Register Now!”

SPONSOR: UNH Cooperative Extension

For registration information, e-mail Sharon Hughes or contact @ 862-1029

Location

  • NH Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Google Puts the G in GPS
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn to bring GPS data into Google Earth and Google Maps, and just as easily, put features from those maps into your GPS! This workshop explores the ways in which GPS can be used in combination with Google mapping software. Learn to collect GPS data in the field, then use it to create your own custom map using Google Earth and Google My Maps. Also, discover how to take any location from Google Earth and Google My Maps and send it to your GPS receiver for use in the field.


To register, click here. “Register Now!”
SPONSOR: UNH Cooperative Extension
FEE: $35
For registration information, e-mail Sharon Hughes or contact @ 862-1029

Location

  • NH Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 05/07/2014

Loggers - Advanced Felling
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Instructors will discuss and demonstrate handling difficult felling situations, leaners, hazard trees, operating around power lines and using mechanized equipment to get trees down or process wind falls.

 

 Participants must bring chainsaw, hard hat, ear and eye protection, safety boots and chaps. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SIGNIFICANT CHAINSAW EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, please bring a lunch with you.

CEUs:  8.0 PLP Certification credits

          7.0 Category 2 Forester Licensing Credits

Credits for this course can be used towards PLP Re-Certification

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Location

  • Stoddard woodlot, Rt 9, Stoddard, NH, 03464

Thursday, 05/08/2014

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 RPC, 9 Executive Park, Merrimack, NH, NH,

GIS on Pennies a Day - Test Drive
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Take a variety of full-functioned, free GIS programs for a test drive! After a brief intro to the software covered in this workshop, hands-on exercises will provide a framework to learn the basics of the programs, including how to create own maps, edit GIS data and do basic processing. Paritipants are encouraged to bring their own data to use after they understand the basics of the software.

Location

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

Friday, 05/09/2014

Annual Coös Foresters MUD Season Breakfast
(07:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

24th Annual Coös Foresters Mud Season Breakfast - 

"New Research To Inform Forest Managers". 

Our hosts for the day will be the Hubbard Brook Research Forest, North Woodstock, NH.

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Tuesday, 05/13/2014

Loggers - NH Timber Harvesting Law
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

A one day workshop presenting information on New Hampshire’s Timber Harvesting Laws, Wetland Regulations and the use of Best Management Practices. Practical, hands-on instruction for today’s logging professional.

Timber Tax Law - The specific rules and process regarding the Intent and Report of Cut forms as required, plus other valuable information from the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration.


Timber Harvesting Law - Forest Rangers will explain N.H.’s timber harvesting laws, including the details of slash and basal area laws, the timber trespass and deceptive forest practices laws.


Wetlands Regulations - Representatives from the N.H. Wetlands Bureau will present information including wetlands identification and the procedure and requirements for preparing the Minimum Impact Notification form. Best Management Practices will also be covered.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, please bring a lunch with you.

CEUs:  8.0 PLP Certification credits

          6.5 Category 1 Forester Licensing credits

This course is required for NH PLP certification, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.

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Location

  • Schwaegler Family Tree Farm, 586 Indian Pond Road, Orford, NH, 03777

Thursday, 05/15/2014

Loggers - NH Timber Harvesting Law
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

A one day workshop presenting information on New Hampshire’s Timber Harvesting Laws, Wetland Regulations and the use of Best Management Practices. Practical, hands-on instruction for today’s logging professional.

Timber Tax Law - The specific rules and process regarding the Intent and Report of Cut forms as required, plus other valuable information from the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration.


Timber Harvesting Law - Forest Rangers will explain N.H.’s timber harvesting laws, including the details of slash and basal area laws, the timber trespass and deceptive forest practices laws.


Wetlands Regulations - Representatives from the N.H. Wetlands Bureau will present information including wetlands identification and the procedure and requirements for preparing the Minimum Impact Notification form. Best Management Practices will also be covered.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, please bring a lunch with you.

CEUs:  8.0 PLP Certification credits

          6.5 Category 1 Forester Licensing credits

This course is required for NH PLP certification, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.

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Location

  • Carroll County Administrative Building, 95 Water Village Road, Route 171, Ossipee, NH, 03864

Saturday, 05/17/2014

NHTOA's 103rd Annual Meeting
(07:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

All tours depart from Plain Jane’s Diner 897 Route 25, Rumney, N.H.

The tours are: Precision Lumber and Green Acre Woodlands/Groton Wind.


The morning sessions will include two rounds of tours. The first tour starts at 8 a.m. departing from Plain Jane’s Diner on Route 25 in Rumney. Vans will take people up the mountain to the Green Acre Woodlands/Groton Wind Farm. The Precision Lumber tour participants will caravan in their own vehicles. Directions will be distributed at Plain Jane’s. Each tour will repeat at 10 a.m.

 

Business meeting, lunch & awards

Annual business meeting, lunch, awards, and the auction/raffle will be held at:

Michael Sharp Enterprises’ new facility on N.H. Route 3A in Bridgewater, N.H. (approximately 10 miles south of Plymouth, N.H., on N.H. Route 3A).

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Location

  • Plain Jane's Diner, 897 Route 25, Rumney, NH, 03266

Monday, 05/19/2014

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2 (3 day workshop)
(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, Merrimack, NH,

Tuesday, 05/20/2014

Loggers - Fundamentals of Forestry
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of the theory behind forest management and the application of silviculture for sustainable forest resources. Field Session will focus on log scaling, grades and utilization at a local sawmill or log yard.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, please bring a lunch with you.

CEUs:  8.0 PLP Certification credits, 6.0 Category 1 Forester Licensing credits

 

This course is required for NH PLP certification, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.

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Location

  • Milton Town Hall, 424 White Mountain Highway, Milton, NH, 03851

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2 (3 day workshop)
(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, Merrimack, NH,

Wednesday, 05/21/2014

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2 (3 day workshop)
(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, Merrimack, NH,

Thursday, 05/22/2014

Loggers - Fundamentals of Forestry
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of the theory behind forest management and the application of silviculture for sustainable forest resources. Field Session will focus on log scaling, grades and utilization at a local sawmill or log yard.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, please bring a lunch with you.

CEUs:  8.0 PLP Certification credits, 6.0 Category 1 Forester Licensing credits

 

This course is required for NH PLP certification, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.

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Location

  • Shelburne Town Hall, 74 Village Road, Shelburne, NH, 03581

Saturday, 05/31/2014

Forest Health Focus: Eastern White Pine and White Ash
(08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

This two-part workshop will focus on management options for these two important tree species in light of some recent forest health concerns. For the White Ash segment of the workshop, topics will include:
- Merrimack County ash quarantine
- Techniques to slow the spread of Emerald Ash Borer
- “Do I just cut them all down now?”
- Ash “yellowing” disease


For the Eastern White Pine segment, topics will include:
- White Pine Needle-cast disease
- Calicopsis canker
- blister rust
- how do cankers and blister rust effect lumber quality?
- how does stand stocking level effect forest health issues?
This will be an “in the woods” workshop, so please dress for the weather. This is a chance to visit a well-tended woodlot, managed for many years by Chip and Susan.

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Location

  • Ricker Brook Forest, 172 Taterboro Rd., Sandwich, NH, 03227

Monday, 06/02/2014

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, 06/03/2014

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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