Dirt to Trees to Wildlife

Tue, 08/14/2018

12:30pm - 3:30pm

What you will learn: Identifying opportunities to enhance wildlife habitats requires knowledge, skills and experience related to interactions between soils, vegetation and the wildlife that use each type of vegetation. A new online tool helps professional managers simplify the process of compiling these complex interactions. The tool, called Dirt to Trees to Wildlife (DTW), simply requires a user to identify a piece of land by drawing it on a map. Behind the scenes, DTW identifies the soils on that land, the vegetation naturally supported by that soil, and wildlife breeding habitats supported by each vegetation type. This information is compiled in a handy report to inform management decisions.

DTW is based on decades-long work reflecting collaboration by soil scientists, foresters, researchers and wildlife biologists. It is largely funded by the U.S. Forest Service and the Randolph Community Forest in Randolph, NH.

At this workshop 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 your registration.

Credits: 3.0 SAF CFEs Category 1 and 3.0 hours for natural resource professionals

Questions about registration: Email or call 603-788-4961

Questions about workshop content: brendan.prusik@unh.edu

Other Dirt to Trees to Wildlife workshops:

Register here by email - Provide Name, Address, Phone, # attending & if you need a laptop

UNH Cooperative Extension - Grafton County
3855 Dartmouth College Hwy
N Haverhill, NH 03774

Cost

Free!

Contact

Specialist

Anna Boudreau Supports Extension

I Support Extension

Anna Boudreau
State Advisory Council Chair, Natural Resources Steward and NH Coverts Cooperator