Become a Natural Resources Steward
Do you enjoy learning about NH's natural history and resources? Are you concerned about the future of NH’s forest, wildlife, and water resources?
Are you a member of a conservation commission, land trust, or watershed association, or have thought about becoming more involved in your community?
The Natural Resources Stewards Program may be for you!
APPLY TODAY - DEADLINE to apply is Sept. 5th, 2017
In exchange for education, participants are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service within two years in their own communities or through a partnering agency's program. Graduates from the Natural Resources Steward Program have volunteered in over 40 different natural resources-related areas of their choosing.
Open to all, the Natural Resources Stewards Program each year offers a 12-session course held on Fridays from 8:30am - 4:00 pm beginning in September. The 2017 course will be held in Concord and emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning both indoors and in the field. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of natural resources stewardship from awareness to activism through topics including:
- NH’s wildlife and their habitats
- Ecosystems and watersheds
- Soil and water resources
- Land conservation and protection
- Tree identification, evaluation, planting, and care
- Invasive species identification and management
- Sustainable living and Intro to Permaculture
- Ecological landscaping
- Climate change and energy efficiency and conservation
- Working with local government–what you can do to help make a difference