2024 Coverts Cooperators

The 2024 NH Coverts Project Workshop was held from May 8-11, when twenty-two attendees from all over New Hampshire spent time in the classroom and in the field together learning about wildlife habitat, forest ecology, conservation, stewardship, and effective outreach. The new group of Coverts volunteers (Cooperators) includes landowners, conservation commission members, and educators, among others. Here's a brief introduction to the new Coverts volunteers from the 2024 training and some of what they hope to do:

Amy Aubertin from Peterborough wants to increase her knowledge of wetland regulations to better inform her work on the Conservation Commission.  

Tom Bregani from Greenfield will continue his work on the Conservation Commission by supporting trail development and pollinator projects.

Thomas Burch from Newton wants to improve habitat for deer, turkey, and brook trout on his property.

Christopher Caron from Stratford plans to lead nature walks and host outreach events with guest speakers.

Jennifer Caron from Stratford wants to integrate wildlife and natural resources topics into her work with local elementary school kids and 4-H participants.

William Collins from Hillsborough plans to observe and document the vernal pools on his property.

Grace Fuller from Effingham wants to connect with the town’s forester about establishing a Town Forest.

Al Jenks from New Ipswich plants to create a soft edge along the ½ mile of powerline on his property.

Cheryl Keim from East Hampstead will pursue a conservation easement with her regional land trust.

Elizabeth Hunter Lavallee from Francestown will be leading monthly hikes with her fellow Conservation Commissioners on conserved land in town.

Rich Masters from Mont Vernon will apply knowledge from the Coverts training into his environmental education work.

Barry Matthews from Hanover plans to look into the management of a property he stewards that could potentially support bobolinks.

Bernadette McQuilkin from Hollis plans to use the various wildlife and habitat brochures available to educate town residents at an Old Home Day booth and other events.

Linda Nettleton from Gilsum is going to reach out to her county forester for a site visit to start identifying goals and options for her land.

Bob Newman from Wilmot plans to engage two neighbors on cooperating around a collaborative conservation plan.

Kathleen Ports from Bedford is going to work with her Extension County Forester to set up site visits to each town property over the next year.

Brad Smith from Sullivan plans to create a ‘Town Forest Treasure Hunt’ to get people out on conserved land and excited about nature.

Alan Stein from Hooksett plans to lead walks on several town-owned properties.

Charlotte Thompson from Nottingham plans to integrate information from the workshop into her work with stewardship volunteers.

Jeremy Thompson from Plymouth wants to organize and hold habitat-focused volunteer events.

Rob Traver from Acworth is going to continue to work with the Conservation Commission on management of the town’s conservation areas.

Mimi Winder from Lee wants to develop habitat improvement plans for her property.

Check out Scenes from the 2024 Coverts Project Training