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.
Habitat management guide for American woodcock in the northeastern U.S.
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.
Bath NRI story in Jan/Feb 2013 Wildlife Journal
NH Fish & Game Fact sheet
Links to regional conservation plan for Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, based in Deerfield, NH.
Like all wildlife beaver have both positive and negative wildlife values. Their unique ability to construct dams and create substantial water impoundments can drastically change the ecology of wooded areas and natural marshes.
Essays about tree species found in New Hampshire, published by UNH Cooperative Extension and written by Natural Resource Volunteers. Focus on Big Tree Specimens.
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.
Application for the 2014 coverts workshop
Reports detailing statistics, training, and volunteer accomplishments of the NH Coverts Project volunteers. Online reports begin in 2002 - earlier reports available upon request from project coordinator.
An evaluation of the NH Coverts Project, completed in 2002
A blog with postings about wildlife volunteer events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities related to the NH Coverts Project volunteer program.
A description of the role of NH Coverts Project volunteers, including duration, roles, and dates of service.
A 2-page brochure describing the NH Coverts Project, a wildlife volunteer program sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Fish & Game.
Archived issues of the newsletter of the NH Coverts Project, a wildlife volunteer program.
The agenda for the NH Coverts Project workshop, an annual training session for wildlife volunteers, coordinated by UNH Cooperative Extension with support from NH Fish & Game and the NH Division of Forests & Lands
Presentations from the 2013 Coverts Project Workshop, Greenfield, September 18-21, 2013
Presentations from the Coverts Project Workshop, Greenfield, May 7-10, 2014
Presentations used at the 2010 Coverts Project Workshop, Greenfield NH, Sept. 23-26, 2010
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