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Friday, 01/09/2015

Emerald Ash Borer for Birders Workshop
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Emerald Ash Borer for Birders Workshop

Help track the emerald ash borer. Forest Health officials need the help of outdoor enthusiasts, especially birders, in detecting emerald ash borer (EAB), the most destructive forest pest in North America. Its larvae tunnel just under the bark of ash trees, killing them quickly. You can help us locate this pest by spotting the characteristic bark damage caused by woodpeckers feeding on EAB larvae.

 

In this workshop, Molly Heuss, NH Division of Forest & Lands and Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension, will teach you what to look for and how to report potentially infested trees. They will also discuss the history and biology of emerald ash borer, the status of infestations in NH, the impacts this insect is expected to have on NH’s forests and landscapes, and the steps NH Forest Health officials are taking to manage this insect. Phil Brown, NH Audubon, will discuss the birds that feed on the emerald ash borer, how to identify them, and why their feeding behavior leaves the characteristic “blonding” on the ash trees. 

 

 

Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Wednesday, 01/14/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

Wednesday, 01/21/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

With wildlife biologist Ben Kilham.

 

(Snow date January 28th.)

Location: The Forum, 3rd floor, Phelps Academy Center, Tan Lane.

Black bears, thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior that possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, food sharing, and early group formation of unrelated individuals. Bears can live for as many as forty years, which allows them long-term benefits from forming relationships with fellow cooperators.

Ben Kilham is a wildlife biologist based in Lyme, New Hampshire. His love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades. He and his wife Debra have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and enabled them to successfully return to the wild. Ben has been the focus of several news articles and documentaries, including National Geographic’s A Man Among Bears and Animal Planet’s Papa Bear. He is also co-author of the book Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild.

Please register at register@seltnh.org

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Thursday, 01/22/2015

Emerald Ash Borer Woodlot Management for Foresters
(All day)

Canterbury Shaker Village and North Family Farm Canterbury

Same workshop offered twice, register for one.

Morning Session
9 - 11:30am

or

Afternoon Session
1 - 3:30pm

 

To register: click here

 

SAF Category 1 - 2.5 CFE’s


What we will see and talk about: 

  • Identifying infested trees
  • Signs of infestation in logs
  • Ash salvage
  • Adapting silviculture
  • Using trap trees and sink trees
  • Biocontrol - a wasp release site
  • Best management practices for handling infested wood within the     quarantine zone
  • Considerations and requirements for moving ash products
  • Log quality
  • Safety considerations
  • Treatment options for shade and yard trees

These sessions will be held outdoors. Be prepared for winter weather conditions. The workshop will be held regardless of snow depth. If driving conditions are questionable call 862-4861 for cancellation information. A message will be posted by 6:30am on January 22nd.

 

 

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Location

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

Monday, 01/26/2015

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

Join us for a casual meeting of conservation conversation after work from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Monday, January 26th, 2015. 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!


Website

Location

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

Wednesday, 01/28/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

Friday, 01/30/2015

Emerald Ash Borer and Community Planning
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

 

Conservation Commission Field Training Series

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/04/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

Friday, 02/06/2015

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

2 Day Event

Friday February 6, 2015 9am to 6pm

Saturday February 7, 2015 9am to 4pm


Meet The Faces of Agricultuer & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!



Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 02/11/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

Thursday, 03/05/2015

Emerald Ash Borer for Birders Workshop
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Help track the Emerald Ash Borer

Forest Health officials need the help of outdoor enthusiasts, including birders, in detecting emerald ash borer (EAB), the most destructive forest pest in North America. Its larvae tunnel just under the bark of ash trees, killing them quickly. You can help us locate this pest by spotting the characteristic bark damage caused by woodpeckers feeding on EAB larvae.In this workshop, Molly Heuss with NH Division of Forest & Lands and Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension, will teach you what to look for and how to report potentially infested trees. They will also discuss the history and biology of emerald ash borer, the status of infestations in NH, the impacts this insect is expected to have on NH’s forests and landscapes, and the steps NH Forest Health officials are taking to manage this insect. Phil Brown of NH Audubon will discuss the birds that feed on the Emerald Ash Borer and how to identify them, and why their feeding behavior leaves the characteristic “blonding” on the ash trees, as well as provide a landowner’s (NH Audubon) perspective on EAB infestations.

Location

  • Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 King's Highway, Hancock, NH, 03449

Wednesday, 03/18/2015

2015 NH Water & Watershed Conference
(All day)


Save the Date

NH Watershed & Watershed Conference is coordinating with the New England Association of Environmental Biologist on a joint conference. The central focus to the event will be regional partnerships.

 

March 18 - 20, 2015


Agenda will include topics on:

  • Integrated water and watershed research
  • Watershed management
  • Water quality and biotic communities
  • Effectiveness of restoration projects
  • Land use planning
  • Climate change

Who should attend:

  • Water researchers and planner
  • Watershed organizations
  • Policy makers
  • Water resource volunteers

 



 

 

 

 

 

Location

  • Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Rte. 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

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