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Wednesday, 07/29/2015

Beachgrass Garden Monitoring
(08:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join the Coastal Research Volunteers to collect data on native sand dune plants. Earlier this year, volunteers planted sand dune plants in a "Common Garden" at Hampton Beach State Park. The plants are growing in the garden over the summer and will be transplanted into the dunes as part of a restoration effort in the fall. We are collecting data on plant growth and survival to help us understand how well this approach works for increasing the number of plants. Training on plant identification and data collection methods will occur on site. Youth under 18 years old are welcome to join us if accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: The site does not offer much shade, so sun protection is recommended. Volunteers should also bring water and a snack.

Sign up

Location

  • Hampton Beach, Hampton Beach, NH, 03842

Timber Talks
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Timber Talks

Informational sessions on the Northern Long-Eared Bat "Threatened" listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) interpretation of the interim 4(d) rule which accompanies this listing.

SAF Category 1 - 1.5 CFE's

 

Location

  • White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Dover Naturalist Night
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Join us for this family-friendly wildlife walk as we learn about the habitats and wildlife that call this beautiful place home! Presented by UNH Cooperative Extension Specialist Emma Carcagno.

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Location

  • Bellamy Wildlife Management Area, Old Garrison Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Thursday, 07/30/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - SAF Category 1 - 10 CFE's 

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Lynx and Marten in New Hampshire - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This slide program will cover the expansion of two fascinating wildlife species in New Hampshire--- the Canada lynx and the American marten.  Our speaker is Jillian Kilborn, a wildlife biologist with NH Fish and Game.  Jill is responsible for forest and wildlife habitat management on NH Fish and Game lands.  She also coordinates research and management of American marten and Canada lynx throughout NH.  She has a Bachelors degree in wildlife management from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in wildlife conservation from the University of Massachusetts. 

 

We are especially pleased to offer this program on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of NH Fish and Game.  The department was established in 1865.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 07/31/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Stream Water Quality Monitoring
(08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join the Coastal Research Volunteers to collect water quality data from Cornelius Brook at the Sagamore Hampton Golf Club. Our goal is to assess the stream health at Sagamore, to understand the physical, chemical, and biological conditions over time, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the environmentally friendly strategies that the folks at Sagamore are using to maintain the golf course. We will be collecting data with meters as well as water samples to be processed in a laboratory. All training will occur on site that day. Youth under 18 years old are welcome to join us if accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: Shoes that can get wet (e.g., boots, sandals), a water bottle, a snack, and sunscreen are recommended.


Sign up

Location

  • Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club, 101 North Road, Hampton, NH, 03862

Saturday, 08/01/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Sunday, 08/02/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Thursday, 08/06/2015

Celtic Music Concert - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

The Islay Mist Ceilidh is a large group of local musicians who play Celtic tunes.  Their instruments include on fiddles, flutes, penny whistle, guitars, bodhran, cello and accordion. The group has performed at numerous events and concert settings over recent years, drawing audiences at venues from Colebrook to Crawford Notch. They appear on a frequent basis at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, as well as yearly at the Lancaster Fair. They are planning to release their first CD in 2016.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 08/10/2015

Tree Farm Inspector Training
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


For those of you who have not yet been trained to the new ATFS standards, we are offering another training.  We will provide coffee, etc., and snacks.

 

To register: Please email Rita Carroll at rcarroll@forestsociety.org 


Training location:
Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness, NH 03245


From the South:
Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland), at the end of the ramp turn right onto Route 3/Route 25 and take this into the center of Ashland. In Ashland, bear left at the Y and continue along 3/25 south until you come to the blinking light at the junction of Route 175. Turn left onto 175 and follow it for 1.7 miles to Hardhack Rd. on the right. Once on Hardhack Rd., go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Rd. Follow Perch Pond Rd. for 1.8 miles and the entrance to the center will be on the left. The building is 100 yards or so through the gate on the right.


From the North:

Take Exit 25 (Plymouth), at the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 175A. At the top of the hill, bear slightly right onto Route 175. Continue on Route 175 for 2.9 miles to Hardhack Rd. on the left. Once on Hardhack Rd., go about 75 yards and turn right onto Perch Pond Rd. Follow Perch Pond Rd. for 1.8 miles and the entrance to the center will be on the left. The building is 100 yards or so through the gate on the right.

 

 

 

Location

  • Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness, NH, 03245

Thursday, 08/13/2015

Star Stories and the Night Sky - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This program about the stories behind the stars uses myths and a gentle mix of science, along with audience participation to introduce the wonders of the night sky.   Come and find out which planets are out tonight; the origins of your zodiac sign; and how to tell a planet from a star.  We will start indoors, but if the sky is clear we will also go out on the front lawn to view the night sky and the Perseid Meteor Showers that are active on this date. So, bring a jacket or sweater and perhaps a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. This is a family program for ages 6-106.

 

Our presenter is Matthew Krug, a teacher and storyteller living in the Mount Washington Valley.  He has told stories in schools, libraries, alongside trails and campfires, aboard ship, on skis, and in canoes. He is a member of the Mountain Storytellers of Conway, NH; The New Hampshire Storyteller’s Alliance; and the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 08/15/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Thursday, 08/20/2015

Movie Night: Mt Washington Cog Railway: Climbing To The Clouds - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

A New Documentary by NH Public Television

Please join us for a free showing of “Climbing to the Clouds” at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster.  This new documentary by New Hampshire Public Television explores the history of the iconic Mt. Washington Cog Railway, from its founding visionary Sylvester Marsh to the present day, and all the dramatic moments that have tested the existence of this engineering marvel.  This movie is the story of years of adversity, persistence and success. And NHPTV has a special connection with the Cog: the documentary’s producer and videographer, Steve Giordani, was once a Cog Railway engineer.

 

Location

  • Rialto Theatre, 80 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 08/27/2015

What Did We Rescue? Archeological Discoveries in Jefferson - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

Prior to new construction over a portion of the 12,000-year old Jefferson archeological site, volunteers were given permission to excavate and study the site. A wealth of data was produced about two very different occupations--- a family’s encampment and a specialized workshop.  Richard Boisvert, State Archeologist, will present the preliminary interpretations based on what was found.  Richard Boisvert received his BA from Beloit College and MA and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He has conducted extensive field work and research, focusing much on Paleoindian topics.  He was appointed State Archaeologist in 2002 and is the current Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 08/29/2015

Creating Wildlife Habitat Field Workshop
(09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)


Join us on a walk with wildlife biologists, foresters, and friends. We will talk with a Croydon landowner and his forester about their experience managing the property for wildlife, discuss where to find funds to turn your ideas into actions, and we will look for wildlife sign to see what has been using the property. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Others in attendance include NH Fish and Game, National Wild Turkey Federation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

Please RSVP: nwtfnh@gmail.com (preferred) or call 603-903-3200

DIRECTIONS:
GPS users can use address 12 Bouldervale Road, Croydon, NH then look for signs directing you to turn onto dirt access road on east side of road, park at pond.

From Keene Area: Route 10 North to Croydon, turn right onto Bouldervale Road, look for signs directing you to turn onto dirt access road on east side of road, park at pond.

From 89 (north or south): take exit 13 to Route 10 South, turn left onto Bouldervale Road, look for signs directing you to turn onto dirt access road on east side of road, park at pond.


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Location

  • Croydon, 12 Bouldervale Road, Croydon, NH, 03773

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

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

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,

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, 01/27/2016

Community Training in Ecological Design (4 part series)
(08:30 AM - 05:30 PM)

Community Training in Ecological Design (4-part series) - Creating Resilient Communities through Low Cost, Accessible Permaculture Design Solutions and Strategies that work with Nature

Join Steve Whitman, Stacey Doll, Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Mary Tebo Davis as they lead you through an innovative training on Ecological Solutions for NH Communities. Developed from the full Permaculture Design Certification course curriculum, the training is geared toward community leaders (staff and volunteers), planners, and commission members to provide the necessary tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for your community’s infrastructure and economy while working in harmony with the natural world.

Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, you will be led through a series of conversations, participatory activities, case study field trips, and a design charette to introduce the ecological design process. Participants will learn how integrated design stacks functions and addresses: biodiversity, secure food production models, water and energy systems, appropriate technologies, and adaptation planning and cooperation to help overcome barriers. Each participant will leave the training with tools and skills to work as an ecological designer within their community and on their own property to provide solutions for a better tomorrow.

AICP CM credits and CEUs for AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners have been submitted. Please register on-line as space is limited. You can pay by credit card, electronic check, or forward us a paper check. To register, visit: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=18025

Who Should Attend:  planning boards, energy committees, conservation commission, agricultural commissions, landscape designers and architects, town engineers, road agents and town maintenance, and community volunteers

Location:  Boscawen, NH, 315 Daniel Webster Hwy

Dates: Wednesdays: Jan. 27th, 2016 (8:30am-5:30pm), Feb. 3rd (8:30am-5:30pm), Feb. 10th (in Franklin, NH from 1pm-5pm), and Feb. 17th (8:30am-5:30pm)

Snow Dates: Mondays: Feb. 8th (8:30-5:30), Feb. 15th (1-5pm), Feb. 22nd (8:30-5:30)

 Cost:  $395 

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  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

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