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Sunday, 09/07/2014

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

 

This can be a great time of year to get outdoors and enjoy a walk in the woods.  The Weeks State Park Association is offering a free wildflower walk in the park.  We will discover the wildflowers and other signs of nature in the park with the aid of naturalist, Matt Peters.

Matt is an independent ecologist and botanist with extensive field experience in diverse North American landscapes from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast. His work focuses on botanical and natural resource inventory, mapping, and management in northern New England. He leads workshops on foraging, edible wild plants and plant identification. In his home community of Plainfield, VT, he is involved in local river conservation efforts, serving on the town's Flood Management Advisory Committee and other non-profit boards. Matt's past work has included researching native grassland restoration practices, and assessing the impacts of industrial forestry and rangeland management practices.

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.

 

 

Monday, 09/08/2014

Supervisory Registration Certificate- General Use
(All day)

New Hampshire requires that anyone applying pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or whether the pesticide would be classified as general use, including over the counter home owner type pesticides, or restricted use.

 

To be eligible for this Supervisory Registration Certificate a person needs to have completed 8 hours of general use instruction (core training). In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

 

This instruction is intended to be a review of the information found in the Pesticide Safety Education Program study core manual and the Turf (G2) and/or the Right of Way (B) categories. It is advised that participants purchase and read manuals prior to attending the sessions. Also attending these courses does not guarantee passing the State Certification Exam.

 

REGISTER EARLY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

September 8, 2014 - Core Training

• September 9, 2014 - Turf Pest Control (G2)

• September 10, 2014 - Right of Way

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Deer Management and Forest Health An Upper Valley Focus
(03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)

Discussion for Forest Landowners, Stewards, and Foresters

 

Moderator: Karen Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

Topics to be covered: Forest Health, Points of View, Cornell Plantations Deer Management, Deer Management  Measures, A Regional Approach

 

Panelists: Todd Bittner, Director Natural Areas, Cornell Plantations; Tom Rawinski, Botonist, US Forest Service; Dan Bergeron, Deer Project Leader, NH Fish and Game; Adam Murkowski, Deer Management Program, VT Fish and Wildlife; Bill Guenther, Windham County Forester, Vermont

 

Credit for foresters: 2.0 SAF category 1 CFE

 

 

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Location

  • Howe Public Library, 13 East South St., Hanover, NH, 03755

Deer Management and Forest Health An Upper Valley Focus
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Forum for Residents of the Upper Valley

 

Topics to be covered: Forest Health, Points of View, Cornell Plantations Deer Management, Deer Management  Measures, A Regional Approach

 

Panelists: Todd Bittner, Director Natural Areas, Cornell Plantations; Tom Rawinski, Botonist, US Forest Service; Dan Bergeron, Deer Project Leader, NH Fish and Game; Adam Murkowski, Deer Management Program, VT Fish and Wildlife; Bill Guenther, Windham County Forester, Vermont

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Location

  • Howe Public Library, 13 East South St., Hanover, NH, 03755

Tuesday, 09/09/2014

Supervisory Registration Certificate- General Use- Turf
(All day)

 

New Hampshire requires that anyone applying pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or whether the pesticide would be classified as general use, including over the counter home owner type pesticides, or restricted use.

 

To be eligible for this Supervisory Registration Certificate a person needs to have completed 8 hours of general use instruction (core training). In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

 

This instruction is intended to be a review of the information found in the Pesticide Safety Education Program study core manual and the Turf (G2) and/or the Right of Way (B) categories. It is advised that participants purchase and read manuals prior to attending the sessions. Also attending these courses does not guarantee passing the State Certification Exam.

 

REGISTER EARLY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

• September 8, 2014 - Core Training

September 9, 2014 - Turf Pest Control (G2)

• September 10, 2014 - Right of Way

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 09/10/2014

Supervisory Registration Certificate- General Use - Right of Way
(All day)

New Hampshire requires that anyone applying pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or whether the pesticide would be classified as general use, including over the counter home owner type pesticides, or restricted use.

 

To be eligible for this Supervisory Registration Certificate a person needs to have completed 8 hours of general use instruction (core training). In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

 

This instruction is intended to be a review of the information found in the Pesticide Safety Education Program study core manual and the Turf (G2) and/or the Right of Way (B) categories. It is advised that participants purchase and read manuals prior to attending the sessions. Also attending these courses does not guarantee passing the State Certification Exam.

 

REGISTER EARLY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

• September 8, 2014 - Core Training

• September 9, 2014 - Turf Pest Control (G2)

September 10, 2014 - Right of Way

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Location

  • Granite State College, 8 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Friday, 09/12/2014

Identifying Late Season Grasses
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

This workshop will teach you the skills necessary to identify late-season grasses (Family Poaceae) and asters (Family Asteraceae) occurring throughout our state. A combination of indoor and outdoor instruction will be used to familiarize you with these two challenging groups. Instruction will focus on understanding and recognizing the unique morphology of these families, mastering much of the terminology of a technical key, and examining in detail local specimens, both in the classroom and in the field. Strategies and suggestions for identification within some of the more difficult members of these groups will also be discussed. All levels of expertise are encouraged to attend. There is one required text for this workshop: "How to Identify Grasses and Grasslike Plants" by H.D. Harrington (Swallow Press, 1977; ISBN-10: 0804007462; ISBN-13: 978-0804007467; approx. $10 through Amazon.com. You should also download at least the key from Robert R. Kowal's "Keys to the Asteraceae of Wisconsin" at http://www.botany.wisc.edu/herbarium/AsteraceaeOfWIintroKeyAppendicesC-G.pdf. Both resources and a hand lens should be brought to the workshop. All other supplies will be provided. (This workshop is part of the Wetland Delineation Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop).

CEUs: Approved by the NH Joint Board of Licensure for 1.87 CEUs for Surveyors, 6.5 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 6.5 CEUs for Foresters. Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours

Location

  • UNH Professional Development & Training, Kingman Farm, Durham, NH, 03824

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

Saturday, 09/13/2014

NH Tree Farm Field Day
(08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

25th Annual New Hampshire Tree Farm Field Day (Rain or Shine)

Tours will be conducted including: Sawmill, Cut to Length Harvest and  Conventional Harvest tours. Bird Walk, a look at different habitat types. Presentations on Conservation Easement and "State Voice - State Choice" a presentation about 3rd party certification. Plus other events throughout the day. For more information see the attached brochure.  

Lunch: Pig Roast and chicken BBQ

 

 

 

 

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Location

  • Meadowsend Sawmill, 154 Old Holmes Rd., Hopkinton, NH, 03229

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

Thursday, 09/25/2014

New Hampshire Firewood Update
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Firewood Dealers Informational Workshop
Keep Up to Date with Changes in the Firewood Industry

This workshop provides an opportunity for firewood dealers to learn the latest information about wood science, buying and selling firewood, forest pests and firewood quarantines. Speakers will include: Kyle Lombard, of the NH Division of Forest and Lands; Piera Siegert, Jeff Wentworth and Dennis Marquis of the NH Department of Agriculture; and Sarah Smith and Tim Fleury from UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

Call Mary West at (603) 796-2151 to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303-2410

Emerald Ash Borer & Conservation Easements
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Learn how to identify Emerald Ash Borer beetle and how you can respond. This workshop is designed for owners of conserved lands and easement monitors. Participants will observe Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the field, learn to identify ash trees, learn what can be done to help and discuss what Merrimack County EAB quarantine might mean for you.

To register please call: Annarie Van Coesant at: 862-1028 or email: annarie.vancoesant@unh.edu

Refreshments will be served.

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Location

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

Monday, 10/06/2014

Emerald Ash Borer and Other Causes of Tree Decline
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

This year, many trees along our roadsides and in our landscapes have shown noticeable signs of decline including browning leaves, dying branches, and loss of needles. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, will discuss some of the many insects and diseases that are causing stress and decline in our trees. Special attention will be given to Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that has been found in several sites in Merrimack County. Come learn what to look for and what to do when your trees look "sick".

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Friday, 10/17/2014

Wetland Classification
(09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

This workshop will teach you the skills necessary to identify late-season grasses (Family Poaceae) occurring throughout our state. A combination of indoor and outdoor instruction will be used to familiarize you with this challenging group. Instruction will focus on understanding and recognizing the unique morphology of grasses, mastering much of the terminology of a technical key, and examining in detail local specimens, both in the classroom and in the field. Strategies and suggestions for identification within some of the more difficult members of these groups will also be discussed. All levels of expertise are encouraged to attend. There is one required text for this workshop: "How to Identify Grasses and Grasslike Plants" by H.D. Harrington (Swallow Press, 1977; ISBN-10: 0804007462; ISBN-13: 978-0804007467; approx. $10 through Amazon.com. You should also download at least the key from Robert R. Kowal's "Keys to the Asteraceae of Wisconsin" at www.botany.wisc.edu/herbarium/AsteraceaeOfWIintroKeyAppendicesC-G.pdf. Both resources and a hand lens should be brought to the workshop. All other supplies will be provided. (This workshop is part of the Wetland Delineation Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop).

Approved by the NH Joint Board of Licensure 6 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 1.75 CEUs for Surveyors, and 3 CEUs for Foresters; Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

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

Location

  • UNH-Portsmouth, 73 Corporate Drive, Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

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

Friday, 11/14/2014

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

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

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

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

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

 

Location

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

Saturday, 11/15/2014

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

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


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

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Location

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

Friday, 11/21/2014

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

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

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

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

Location

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

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