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Thursday, 07/24/2014

NESAF Silviculture Working Group - Summer Field Tour
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The Penobscot Experimental Forest in the towns of Bradley and Eddington in east-central Maine is one of 80 sites designated by the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service for long-term forestry research. Established in 1950, the PEF is owned by the University of Maine Foundation and managed for research and demonstration by the University’s School of Forest Resources and Forest Service’s Northern Research Station.

 

Please join foresters from throughout New England for a tour of long-term research at the Penobscot Experimental Forest. This tour will be jointly hosted by University of Maine faculty and U.S. Forest Service scientists. Focusing on the theme “Silviculture Matters,” the visit will include even-aged silviculture (shelterwood variants with and without precommercial and commercial thinning), uneven-aged silviculture (BDq and areabased methods), exploitative cutting (including rehabilitation), and the recently re-opened WTH v SOH study.

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Location

  • Penobscot Experimental Forest, 686 Government Rd., Bradley, ME, 04411

Geology Of The White Mountains - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The Weeks State Park Association is offering two free events on the subject of "Geology of the White Mountains".  Participants may attend either or both of these events.  The first event is a slide presentation by the authors of the newly published book entitled, "The Geology of New Hampshire's White Mountains" on Thursday, July 24, at 7PM at Weeks State Park.  This non-technical overview will cover the geology from the discoveries by the first scientists who explored the White Mountains in the 1800's to the new findings by geologists investigating the region today. This presentation will include the ice age history of the Ammonoosuc River basin and what it reveals about climate change and the environment in which the first paleo-indians settled.  Many local sites of interest will be included in the talk. 

 

The second event on the same subject is a field trip on Friday, July 25, from 9AM to 2PM The trip will start at the Weeks State Park main entrance at 9AM and requires carpooling to various geological sites in the area, starting with a stop at the summit of Mt. Prospect of Weeks State Park.  Participants will explore under the guidance of expert leaders the surface geology and glacial features of Weeks State Park and the nearby White Mountain region. This trip will be conducted rain or shine and will conclude by 2PM Bring lunch, snacks and water.  Please dress for short, easy walks.  If you have questions please call 788-4961.

 

The presentation team of six people for the two events includes Woody Thompson, Dyk Eusden, Dick Boisvert, Wally Bothner, Thom Davis and Dave Govatski.  All except Govatski are co-authors of the book upon which this program is based.  Thompson is a geologist with Maine Geological Survey. Eusden lives in Randolph, NH and is professor of geology at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.  Boisvert is State Archeologist for the State of NH.  Bothner is professor of geology at the Univ of NH.  Davis is affiliate research faculty at Plymouth State University.   Govatski is a retired forester with the USDA Forest Service and worked on the White Mountain National Forest.

 

The program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.    

Come early and enjoy the scenic park drive and views.

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

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Friday, 07/25/2014

Geology Of The White Mountains -Field Trip - Weeks State Park Event
(09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

The Weeks State Park Association is offering two free events on the subject of "Geology of the White Mountains".  Participants may attend either or both of these events.  The first event is a slide presentation by the authors of the newly published book entitled, "The Geology of New Hampshire's White Mountains" on Thursday, July 24, at 7 PM at Weeks State Park.  This non-technical overview will cover the geology from the discoveries by the first scientists who explored the White Mountains in the 1800's to the new findings by geologists investigating the region today. This presentation will include the ice age history of the Ammonoosuc River basin and what it reveals about climate change and the environment in which the first paleo-indians settled.  Many local sites of interest will be included in the talk.

 

The second event on the same subject is a field trip on Friday, July 25, from 9AM to 2 PM The trip will start at the Weeks State Park main entrance at 9AM and requires carpooling to various geological sites in the area, starting with a stop at the summit of Mt. Prospect of Weeks State Park.  Participants will explore under the guidance of expert leaders the surface geology and glacial features of Weeks State Park and the nearby White Mountain region. This trip will be conducted rain or shine and will conclude by 2PM Bring lunch, snacks and water.  Please dress for short, easy walks.  If you have questions please call 788-4961.

 

The presentation team of six people for the two events includes Woody Thompson, Dyk Eusden, Dick Boisvert, Wally Bothner, Thom Davis and Dave Govatski.  All except Govatski are co-authors of the book upon which this program is based.  Thompson is a geologist with Maine Geological Survey. Eusden lives in Randolph, NH and is professor of geology at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.  Boisvert is State Archeologist for the State of NH.  Bothner is professor of geology at the Univ of NH.  Davis is affiliate research faculty at Plymouth State University.   Govatski is a retired forester with the USDA Forest Service and worked on the White Mountain National Forest.

 

We will meet at the main entrance to Weeks State Park. 

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

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Saturday, 07/26/2014

Carroll County Farm Day
(All day)

 

A celebration of rural farming with hand-on workshops, demonstrations and activities for farmers, aspiring farmers and families.

 

Carrol County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County. The event is held on the County Farm in Ossipee.


Carroll County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County held on the County Farm in Ossipee. 

 

This event is a celebration of rural farming and offers several short hands-on workshops on topics that range from raising backyard livestock and growing healthy gardens to the basics of managing your own woodlot and safe tree felling techniques. The event also features fun activities for youth and families put on by local 4-H clubs, a farmers market and a number of farm based supply vendors.


Join us in celebrating the farms of Carroll County!

Location

  • Carroll County Farm & Maintenance, 30 County Farm Road, Ossipee, NH, 03864

Thursday, 07/31/2014

Chasing Ice - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The Weeks State Park Association is delighted to offer a free showing of the movie "Chasing Ice” at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster.  In 2005 acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. “Chasing Ice” is the story of Balog’s quest to document evidence of our changing planet. The result was his Extreme Ice Survey using time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture multi-year records of the world’s changing glaciers. Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and ancient mountains of ice in motion.


We are indeed fortunate to have Dr. Tad Pfeffer on hand to introduce this film.  Dr. Pfeffer is a team member of the "Chasing Ice" project.  He is a glaciologist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is visiting in New Hampshire this summer and has graciously offered to visit with us during the showing of the film in Lancaster.


Friday, 08/01/2014

Forest Communities in New Hampshire
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) is sponsoring this day-long workshop for natural resource professionals, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire, UNH Cooperative Extension, and The Stewardship Network: New England. The workshop will focus on natural forest communities in New Hampshire, and will discuss the interaction between forest composition, soils, wildlife habitat, and invasive species.


The morning indoor session will be held in James Hall. The afternoon field session will take place in College Woods, a beautiful 250-acre UNH woodland, where some components of forest communities discussed in the morning will be explored.

 

Credits: 5.0 Category 1 CFE credits

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Location

  • UNH, 56 College Rd, James Hall G46, Durham, NH, 03824

Mobile Technology for Mapping
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Are you still lugging a camera, notebook, pen, GPS, compass, various field guides, and paper survey maps when you head out to a property or easement to undertake stewardship activities? Come learn about the basics of using mobile technology for mapping and how you can use it to gain efficiencies and stay organized.

Presented by: Jeff Lougee Director of Stewardship & Ecological Management, The Nature Conservancy.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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Location

  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road, Albany, NH, 03818

Thursday, 08/07/2014

Weeks State Park Event - Old Man Of The Mountain: Substance and Symbol
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.    

Come early and enjoy the scenic park drive and views.

 

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

Friday, 08/08/2014

Weeks State Park Event - Old Man Of The Mountain -Field Trip
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

We will meet at the main entrance to Weeks State Park to carpool. 

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

Thursday, 08/14/2014

Weeks State Park Event - Life At The Top
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.    

Come early and enjoy the scenic park drive and views.

 

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

Friday, 08/15/2014

Calhoun Family Forest Active Harvest Tour
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

 

Join forester Swift Corwin, county forester Steve Roberge and land manager Rick Brackett for a tour through an active timber harvest operation at the Calhoun Family Forest in Gilsum. This workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to see the workings of an active cut-to-length timber harvest operation. Learn about working with a forester and NRCS to implement a timber harvest on your property to meet your goals and how a timber harvest can be used to improve wildlife habitat.

 

Field workshops will be held rain or shine and will require walking on uneven ground. Sturdy footwear is required. Workshops are free. Registration is not required but appreciated.

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Location

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

Thursday, 08/21/2014

Wetlands Identification
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Join us in a unique natural setting to learn about the basics of wetland delineation, stream and pond types, and natural communities identification. The Lyme Hill Conservation area includes a rich mesic forest, and several types of wetlands including a beaver pond complex.

Presented by: Jim Kennedy, Consulting Wetland Scientist.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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Location

  • Lyme Hill Conservation Area, Route 10, Lyme, NH, 03768

Weeks State Park Event - Animal Excavators
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Brief Weeks State Park Annual Meeting at 6:00 pm.  The program begins at 7:00 pm  in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.    

Come early and enjoy the scenic park drive and views.

 

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

Wednesday, 08/27/2014

Wetlands Permitting
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come learn about the ins and outs of the wetland permitting process and how to respond appropriately when applications are put forward in your town.

Presented by: Marc Jacobs, Consulting Environmental Scientist.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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Location

  • Conservation Center - Forest Society, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 08/28/2014

Weeks State Park Event - Lancaster: Images From The Past
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.    

Come early and enjoy the scenic park drive and views.

 

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

Sunday, 09/07/2014

Wildflower Walk - Weeks State Park Event
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Please join us for our free Fall wildflower walk on Sunday. We will discover the wildflowers and other signs of nature in the park with the aid of professional naturalist, Matt Peters.

Participants should meet at the main entrance of Weeks State Park at 1 PM. Bring raingear just in case and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the Park.

Friday, 09/12/2014

Learning to Live with Beavers
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Roads flooded? Culverts blocked? Having problems with beavers in your town? Join us to learn about beaver biology and how the Town of Merrimack is working to create an innovative plan to map and coordinate beaver management across town commissions and departments.

Presented by: Matt Tarr, Wildlife  Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension; and Gage Perry, Merrimack Conservation Commissioner.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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Location

  • Merrimack Town Hall, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Best Practices for Managing Land Near Water
(03:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

Join county forester Steve Roberge and forester David Hobson for this informative site visit to a recent forestry operation in Chesterfield. This workshop will focus on identifying important water resources and understanding how land management could affect those resources. Best practices discussed will include vegetative buffers, temporary skidder bridges, water bars, pole fords, and gravel and stone structures. Learn about planning and installation of features to protect water quality and aquatic wildlife habitat.

 

Field workshops will be held rain or shine and will require walking on uneven ground. Sturdy footwear is required. Workshops are free. Registration is not required but appreciated.

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Location

  • Log Landing at California Brook Headwaters property, Lincoln Hill Road, Chesterfield, NH, 03443

Tuesday, 09/23/2014

The Stewardship Network: New England Southeast Hub Meeting
(08:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

1st Floor Meeting Room. Join us for our fall Southeast Hub Meeting to discuss regional stewardship issues.

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Location

  • Lee Public Safety Complex, 20 George Bennett Road, Lee, NH, 03861

Friday, 10/17/2014

How To Lead an Invasive Plants Workday
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join The Stewardship Network: New England for a unique training. We'll model an invasive plants workday so you will be thoroughly prepared to lead a similar volunteer workday in your town! Participants will learn tips and tricks for organizing an event, the basics of invasive plant ID, and how to remove and dispose of a handful of invasive plant species. 


Presented by: Ellen Snyder, Partnership Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension; and Emma Carcagno, Land and Water Conservation Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Register


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Location

  • The Nature Conservancy - Great Bay Office, 112 Bay Road, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Maynard Forest American Chestnut Reintroduction Tour
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

 

Join forester Charlie Koch, county forester Steve Roberge and land manager Rick Brackett for a tour through a long term forestry study including American chestnut reintroduction and American beech control at the Maynard Forest in Gilsum. This workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to experience the Conservancy’s innovative project to study methods related to control beech regeneration and restore chestnut to a forest setting. Learn about the benefits of healthy chestnuts to wildlife and the timber industry as well as the issues surrounding beech bark disease and deer browse.

 

Field workshops will be held rain or shine and will require walking on uneven ground. Sturdy footwear is required. Workshops are free. Registration is not required but appreciated.

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Location

  • Maynard Forest, Old Keene Rd., Gilsum, NH, 03448

Saturday, 10/25/2014

2014 Fall Volunteer Recognition Conference
(All day)

Master Gardener and Natural Resourcs Stewards Fall Recognition Conference. Guests and the public are welcome.

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Location

  • Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, NH, 03106

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

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