Most of us take for granted the seemingly unlimited water that comes out of the hose or tap. Although New Hampshire has an abundant fresh water supply, it is still a decidedly finite resource. Anyone who’s been gardening for years knows that the weather patterns in New Hampshire are changing. We’re seeing more extremes throughout the year, most notably an increased number of droughts and dry spells in the hot summer months. At many homes, more water goes to gardening and landscaping than any other purpose.
During April and May, sixteen conservation-minded individuals from fifteen New Hampshire communities met online, reviewed resources, completed assignments, and attended field trips as part of the 2021 NH Coverts Project training. This new group of volunteers learned about forest ecology, wildlife habitats, forest and habitat management, and land conservation, and left the final training session ready to return to their communities as stewards of New Hampshire's wildlife and habitats.