26th Annual Black Fly Breakfast


Pat's Peak
24 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH 03242
United States

The 26th Annual Black Fly Breakfast is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on forestry and logging, meet with each other in an informal setting, and learn who is doing what in southern New Hampshire. Join us for a good breakfast, a good meeting and still have enough time in the afternoon to get some work done!

Registration is required. 

Credits: 3.0 SAF 1 CFEs;  3.0 PLP

Cost: $30 per participant

Tree Farm Inspectors can attend the Blackfly Breakfast for free! Your registration fee is covered by the N.H. Tree Farm Program. Register online and use the coupon code NHTREEFARM2024, or mail-in the your registration and check-off: Tree Farm inspector on the brochure.

Not sure if you are a Tree Farm inspector? Contact Rita Carroll at 224-9945.


  • 7:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet begins
  • 8:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction – Steven Roberge, Extension State Forester
  • NH Forestry Happenings and Market Roundup – Moderated by Andy Fast, Extension State Forest Industry Specialist
  • State of NH Forestry – Patrick Hackley, Director and State Forester, N.H. Division of Forests & Lands
  • 2024 Snapshot of the Northeast Forest Industry: Harvests, Markets and Labor – Charles Levesque, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions
  • White Oak Restoration in New England – Steven Roberge and Andy Fast, UNH Extension
  • 11:30 AM: Adjourn

Afternoon Session (Optional)

PM session for NRCS Programs/TSPs Lunch provided.

Registration is required. 

Credits: 2.0 SAF Cat. 1 CFEs

Cost: $25 per participant (includes lunch)


  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM​:​​​​​​
    • Welcome & Introduction – Steve Roberge
    • IRA funding opportunities – Gabe Roxby (money available, practices that qualify, how to help your clients take advantage of this opportunity, quick review baked in here of the EQIP and CSP programs).
    • TSP updates – Kim Bakker (registry updates if any, how to become a TSP, how many TSPs we have in the state, new management plan checklist, new 655 IR).
    • “Even if you’re not a TSP” – Gabe Roxby (reviewing the ways non-TSPs can work with NRCS, applying for a contract to fund practices with an existing non-NRCS management plan, the new CEMA 223 Forest Management Assessment as a tool to re-inventory your client’s lands).
    • Deer exclusion work – Steve Roberge (slash walls, CIG update, facilitate a discussion with attendees to solicit feedback on whether there could be additional practices that NRCS could be funding regarding deer browse or anything else).
  • 2:30 PM: Adjourn

Co-Sponsored by: NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Timberland Owners Association, and NH Sustainable Forestry Initiative