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.
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.
Issue covers: Important Bird Areas, Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP), Trained Volunteers Conduct Grassland Bird Surveys, Goshawk Nesting Habitat in the White Mountains, Piping Plovers and Terns in NH, Citizen-science in Bird Monitoring and Research, Birding: A Personal View, Personal Notes on Breeding Bird Surveys, Managing for Birds, Nature Trails Become Tourism Focus, Conservation Planning for New Hampshire’s Wildlife.
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.
About the NH Wildlife Action Plan: Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series publications. Links to UNH Cooperative Extension website.
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.
A brochure focusing on the wildlife of hemlock-hardwood-pine forests in New Hampshire, how to recognize this habitat, and why these forests are important.
This brochure focuses on wildlife found in northern hardwood-conifer forests, and provides information about how landowners can provide habitat and care for it to help wildlife in need of conservation.
This brochure focuses on the wildlife habitat value of shorelines in New Hampshire, including wildlife that use shorelines, how to identify high quality shorelines, and what landowners can do to help wildlife that depend on shoreline habitat.
A handout on how to order the Habitat Stewardship Brochure
This source focuses on the species of Appalachian oak-pine forests, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important.
This source examines species of floodplain forests, how to recognize floodplain forests, and why they are important.
This source focuses on the species of grasslands, how to recognize grasslands, and why they are important.
This source focuses on the species of lowland spruce-fir forests, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important.
This source focuses on the species of marsh and shrub wetlands, how to recognize marsh and shrub wetlands, and why they are important.
This source focuses on the wildlife species that inhabit peatland habitats, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important.
This source focuses on the species of shublands, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important
This source focuses on the species of vernal pools, how to recognize vernal pools, and why they are important.
Links to the NH Dept. of Environmental Services website with factsheets about recommended methods for development that help protect wildlife habitat.
Links to NH Fish & Game webpages describing 27 habitats of conservation concern identified in the NH Wildlife Action Plan.
How to Manage & Restore Habitats on Community Land - a step by step guide from "Taking Action for Wildlife"
How to Protect Wildlife Habitats Through Voluntary Land Conservation
Issue covers: What is an Invasive Plant?, Effects of Invasive Species on Natural Plant Communities, Control of Non-native Invasive Plants on Your Woodlot, Wildlife and Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Project at Cheshire County Farm, Invasive Plants and Lost Forest Revenue, Developing Strategies for Living with Invasives, Going Native with Landscape Design.
These materials describe the process of mapping important wildlife habitat using ArcView 3.3. This workshop was taught by UNH Cooperative Extension prior to the release of the NH Wildlife Action Plan, but is no longer taught.
This issue covers: What is a natural community, Global Climate Change, Evaluating the New Hampshire Professional Logger Program, Watching Our Watersheds, Implementing Biodiversity Conservation, New Hampshire Natural Heritage Inventory, Why Did the Beavers Kill the Black Gum Trees? Natural Communities Responding to Change.
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