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20th Annual Black Fly Breakfast

Tue, 04/17/2018
7:30am - 11:30am
Pat's Peak Ski Area
24 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH 03242

NH Forestry Happenings and Market Roundup - Karen Bennett, Extension Forester, UNH Cooperative Extension
State of NH Forestry - Brad Simpkins, State Forester, N.H. Division of Forests & Lands
NRCS News - Mike Lynch, NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Thirty-Eight: the Hurricane That Transformed New England - Steve Long, author

A hurricane will never surprise us again. But that’s what happened to the people of New England on September 21, 1938. Without any warning, the most destructive weather event ever to hit the Northeast pummeled the coast and blasted its way to New Hampshire with torrential rain, flooding, and sustained winds of 100 miles per hour.

In his book, Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England, Stephen Long tells the story of New England’s Katrina. A forest owner and co-founder of Northern Woodlands magazine, Long focuses on the devastation to the region’s forests and the daunting challenge facing New Englanders still in the throes of the Great Depression. His presentation is richly illustrated with archival photos of storm damage and the unprecedented recovery operation.

Long’s presentation brings us back to a time before chainsaws and skidders, when New Hampshire’s ponds were full of logs waiting to be sawn on portable mills. Eighty years later, New Hampshire’s current forest mix springs largely from this hurricane that uprooted a billion board feet of its white pine forests.   

12:00 - 3:30 includes lunch, cost $20.00
Dirt to Trees to Wildlife (DTW) - Brendan Prusik, UNH Cooperative Extension & John Lanier

Dirt to Trees to Wildlife (DTW) is an online tool that identifies potential habitats, specific to a property. The tool combines existing soils, vegetation and breeding habitat requirements within a user-defined extent of land. Natural resource professionals will easily develop a solid foundation for recommending wildlife management strategies.

You will be introduced to the DTW online tool, set up a free ArcGIS online public account, and develop a report for a tract you identify. Bring your laptop with Windows 7 or 10. A limited number of computers will be available. Request one with registration.                             

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 TreeFarm, or mail-in and check-off: Tree Farm inspector. Not sure if you are a Tree Farm inspector? Contact Rita Carroll at  224-9945.

SAF Category 1  3.0 CFEs
NHPLP Certification 4.0 CEUs
Dirt to Trees to Wildlife 3.0 CFEs Category 1

Sponsored in cooperation with NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Timberland Owners Association, NH Sustainable Forestry Initiative, UNH Cooperative Extension

Black Fly Breakfast brochure



$25.00 - Breakfast and Program / $20.00 - Afternoon Session includes lunch