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Keyword: Taking Action for Wildlife (107)



A Landowner's Guide to Inventorying and Monitoring Wildlife in New Hampshire

This guide will help you become a better observer of wildlife, and help you understand the needs of different wildlife species and where they might be found on the land. You also will learn how to conduct your own inventory of different wildlife species and to monitor changes in their numbers over time. Finally, you will learn about statewide and national wildlife monitoring programs where your skills, knowledge, and data collection can contribute to broader wildlife studies.

A Landowners Guide to Woodcock Management in the Northeast

Habitat management guide for American woodcock in the northeastern U.S.

A Landowner’s Guide to New England Cottontail Habitat Management

New England’s only native cottontail rabbit species is in peril. Over the past few decades, the New England cottontail has seen significant declines throughout its range, and the ongoing trend of habitat loss will further threaten the species in coming years. Fortunately, private landowners are in a position to make a significant contribution to the restoration of the species.

Addressing Wildlife Habitat and Natural Resource Protection in Municipal Land Use Documents

A document, published by NH Fish & Game and the Jordan Institute detailing how land use regulations can provide New Hampshire municipalities with tools for natural resource and wildlife habitat protection.

Bats and White Nose Syndrome

NH Fish & Game Fact sheet

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Conservation Plan

Links to regional conservation plan for Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, based in Deerfield, NH.

Biodiversity of the Granite State

This source contains information on what biodiversity is, how to preserve it, and the biodiversity in New Hampshire. 

Co-occurrence & Habitat Mapping

These workshop materials cover the use of co-occurrence analysis, both simple and weighted, for compositing a variety of data layers to make important natural resource and societal decisions.

Conservation Campaign: Buck & Ike, town of Swanzey, NH

Links to website of town of Swanzey, NH - an innovative conservation initiative using two oxen, "Buck and Ike" to promote land conservation.

Conservation Commission Materials - Town of Belmont, NH

Links to website of the Town of Belmont, NH's conservation commission, with materials related to regulation and voluntary measures to protect wildlife and habitats.

Conservation Plan for NHs Coastal Watersheds

A conservation plan for the Seacoast region in NH, completed by TNC, SPNHF, the Rockingham Regional  Planning Commission, and the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, completed in 2010.

Conserving Your Land: Options for NH Landowners

Links to the Forest Society website where you can order this NH-specific publication and connect with other online resources about land protection.

Coverts Project - Program Update Blog

A blog with postings about wildlife volunteer events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities related to the NH Coverts Project volunteer program.

Coverts Project - Volunteer Service Description

A description of the role of NH Coverts Project volunteers, including duration, roles, and dates of service. 

Coverts Project Brochure

A 2-page brochure describing the NH Coverts Project, a wildlife volunteer program sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Fish & Game.

Critical Lands Index - town of Grantham, NH

An index of conservation lands created by the town of Grantham, NH (2008)

Does Open Space Pay?

This New Hampshire-based publication examines the other benefits -- financial and otherwise -- to communities of leaving land as open-space.

Effective Community Communication - Best Practices

Developing effective communication in your community takes time and the involvement, commitment and support of key individuals and organizations. However, the results will be worth it for all members. The following are important points to consider.

Forest Resource Management: A Landowner's Guide to Getting Started (order form)

You can realize your full potential as a steward of your forest by using this guide, entitled Forest Resource Management: A Landowner’s Guide to Getting Started.

Getting to Know NH GRANIT Data Mapper

These workshop materials are designed for anyone interested in getting a basic introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and learning how to make maps of NH online. The materials focus on NH’s free online GIS mapper (the NH GRANIT Data Mapper).

Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire

Second edition 2010. The purpose of this guide is to provide New Hampshire landowners, and the professionals that work with them, practical recommendations on sustainable management practices for individual forest ownerships. From this website, the entire book or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as pdfs or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as html.

GRANIT GIS Data

Website containing raw GIS data and other online tools for mapping of natural resources and other community resources in New Hampshire.

GRANIT View

An online mapping program for the state of NH, that you can use to create maps that include many natural resource features.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series

About the NH Wildlife Action Plan:  Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series publications.  Links to UNH Cooperative Extension website.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series - Headwater Streams

This brochure focuses on headwater streams as wildlife habitat, including how to identify good habitat, threats to these habitats, which wildlife are found in headwater streams, and what landowners can do to help protect these areas for wildlife.



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