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Tuesday, 10/21/2014

NH Professional Logger Program: S.W.A.T.
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Strengthen What's Already There

Two course dates, two course locations
October 21 - Lancaster
October 22 - Concord


Course Content:

• Reverse calculations of logging costs using stumpage rates
• Throughput accounting for logging
• Process improvement
• Identifi cation of bottlenecks
• The people side of process improvement
• Identify your own process improvement project


* NHTHC WILL PROVIDE LUNCH

 

Instructors:
Dr. Steven Bick, Northeast Forests LLC
Dr. Jeffery Benjamin, Univ of Maine
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Rene Germain, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
7.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Non-Native, Invasive Plant Species: Identification and Control
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Chances are you drive by them every day or wrestle with them in your backyard.  Non-native, invasive plant species such as Japanese knotweed or glossy buckthorn have become well established in our landscape but there are ways to control them or even eradicate them from your property. 

   Join Jeff Taylor, Vegetation Control Services Inc., and Steve Roberge, Cheshire County Extension Forester UNH Cooperative Extension, for a discussion on identifying and controlling invasive plants found in the Monadnock Region.   

   This talk is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

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Location

  • Gay-Kimball Library, 10 South St., Troy, NH, 03465

Wednesday, 10/22/2014

NH Professional Logger Program: S.W.A.T.
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Strengthen What's Already There (S.W.A.T.)

Two course dates, two course locations
October 21 - Lancaster
October 22 - Concord


Course Content:

• Reverse calculations of logging costs using stumpage rates
• Throughput accounting for logging
• Process improvement
• Identifi cation of bottlenecks
• The people side of process improvement
• Identify your own process improvement project


* NHTHC WILL PROVIDE LUNCH

 

Instructors:
Dr. Steven Bick, Northeast Forests LLC
Dr. Jeffery Benjamin, Univ of Maine
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Rene Germain, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
7.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

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

Thursday, 10/23/2014

ArcGIS Drivers Permit 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS useres looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience.  Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data. 


Location

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

Friday, 10/24/2014

Northern Hardwoods Silviculture
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The “Silviculture Guide for Northern Hardwoods in the Northeast” has been updated. Spend a day with the authors, Bill Leak, and Mariko Yamasaki of the US Forest Service and private consultant, Robbo Holleran; and Bartlett’s wildlife biologist, Chris Costello.

 

We’re offering the same workshop on two different days. Register for one.

 

October 24, 2014 or October 31, 2014

 

Space for each workshop is limited, so register early.

 

SAF Category I - 5.5 CFES
Certificates of attendance will be supplied

 

Parking is limited and we will be driving to the field sites in personal vehicles. Carpooling to Bartlett is encouraged, as is carpooling during the workshop. We appreciate vehicles able to transport four or more passengers.

 

No lunch provided, so bring your own. There are limited options to purchase a lunch locally and no time.

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Location

  • Bartlett Experimental Forest - US Forest Service, Route 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

Saturday, 10/25/2014

16th Annual Master Gardener and Natural Resources Stewards 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

Monday, 10/27/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "First Aid & CPR"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

National Safety Council Standard First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.


Instructor: Tim Emperor

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS FOR NH PLP CERTIFICATION & RECERTIFICATION
8.0 Certification Credits
7.0 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

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

Southeast Hub Hangout
(05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Join us after work for a casual meeting of conservation conversation from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Monday, October 27. Get to know your fellow conservation-minded colleagues better, discuss your latest stewardship issues and questions, share a story about your recent work with volunteers, just come and have fun!

 

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Location

  • Riverworks Restaurant and Tavern, 164 Main Street, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Tuesday, 10/28/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "First Aid & CPR"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

National Safety Council Standard First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.


Instructor: Tim Emperor

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS FOR NH PLP CERTIFICATION & RECERTIFICATION
8.0 Certification Credits
7.0 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

  • Wentworth-Old Town Hall, 20 Eastside Road, Wentworth, NH, 03282

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

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

Wednesday, 10/29/2014

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

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

Thursday, 10/30/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Buck It"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two course dates, two course locations
October 14 - Bethlehem
October 30 - Allenstown


Course Content:

Morning session- Review bucking options for several tree length stems to determine the best utilization and profi tability, then make the cuts. We will also discuss techniques to minimize stem damage with mechanical harvesting equipment.

 

Afternoon session- Select logs will be milled into boards to determine how external defect affect lumber quality.

 

Instructors:
Scott Astle, Green Crow
Joey Goudreau, J.M. Champeau
Bill Day, J.M. Champeau
Ed Witt, Madison Lumber

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
6.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

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Location

  • Fort Mountain Company, 168 Granite St., Allenstown, NH, 03275

Pesticides for Safeguarding Ash Trees Against Emerald Ash Borer
(08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

This workshop for arborists and other tree care professionals will review the emerald ash borer life cycle and spread; signs and symptoms; and New Hampshire’s recommendations for treating individual trees to protect against infestation and recommendations to treat an existing infestation.

 

Regulations will be covered including quarantines,compliance agreements, pesticide use, and wetland setbacks. Precautionary safety measures while applying pesticides will be reviewed. Products and equipment will be demonstrated outside by industry representatives.

 

Cost is $20.00 and covers refreshments, handouts and instruction.

 

Dress for the weather.

Credits:
3.0 NH pesticide credits for commercial applicators

 

Online registration is encouraged

Registering online will hold your space in the workshop. click here

 

Registration must be received 2 days before workshop.

                         

 

 

 

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Location

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

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

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

Friday, 10/31/2014

Northern Hardwoods Silviculture
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The “Silviculture Guide for Northern Hardwoods in the Northeast” has been updated. Spend a day with the authors, Bill Leak, and Mariko Yamasaki of the US Forest Service and private consultant, Robbo Holleran; and Bartlett’s wildlife biologist, Chris Costello.

 

We’re offering the same workshop on two different days. Register for one.

 

October 24, 2014 or October 31, 2014

 

Space for each workshop is limited, so register early.

 

SAF Category I - 5.5 CFES
Certificates of attendance will be supplied

 

Parking is limited and we will be driving to the field sites in personal vehicles. Carpooling to Bartlett is encouraged, as is carpooling during the workshop. We appreciate vehicles able to transport four or more passengers.

 

No lunch provided, so bring your own. There are limited options to purchase a lunch locally and no time.

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Location

  • Bartlett Experimental Forest - US Forest Service, Route 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

Saturday, 11/01/2014

Managing for Sugar Maple
(08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is one of the most valuable species in our New Hampshire forest. This informative, in - the - woods workshop will discuss ways to increase the quality and quantity of this valuable hardwood for both maple sap and sawlog production.

Topics will include:
Soils and site index
Regeneration techniques
Income generated from sap production versus income from sawlog harvest
Leaving non-maple trees in a sugarbush

In addition, examples of various grades of sawlogs and veneer will be shown to discuss log values.

Credits:
3.5 PLP credits
2.5 SAF  category 1 CFE credits

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Location

  • Rhoades Forest, 176 Rhoades Road, Acworth, NH, 03601

Tuesday, 11/04/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Bosses Buffet"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

 


Business management seminar:
• How training and promotion of employees affects safety and production
• IRS Tax Code updates regarding forest products business
• Transitioning your business to the next generation of management
• Understanding contract law
• Current trends in insurance losses


Instructor:
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Carol Starkie, Farm Credit East
Simon Leeming, Esq. Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau and Pachios LLP.
Brody Tuite, Acadia Insurance

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

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Location

  • U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, 71 White Mtn. Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Wednesday, 11/05/2014

Making Geodatabases Work for You
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Geodatabases are an excellent file format for managing and maintaining GIS data using ArcGIS.  This workshop will cover fundamentals, tools, and techniques for creating and working with data contained in Geodatabases.  The workshop is focused on intermediate to advanced users of ArcView, however, ArcEditor users will also benefit.

Location

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

Thursday, 11/06/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

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Location

  • Enfield Community Building, 308 Rte. 4, Enfield, NH, 03748

Thursday, 11/13/2014

NH Bugs: The Big Three
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

NH Coverts, Scott MacLean, will present this talk on NH Bugs: The Big Three. This talk focuses on three invasive insects threatening New Hampshire's trees and forests - emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, and Asian Longhorned beetle. Includes a discussion of where they are found, how to recognize an infested tree, how they spread, and what you can do to help!

 

 

Location

  • Brown Memorial Library, 78 West Street, Bradford, NH, 03221

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

Tuesday, 11/18/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

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Location

  • Chesterfield Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH, 03443

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

Thursday, 11/20/2014

ArcGIS Drivers Permit 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS useres looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience.  Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data. 


Location

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


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