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Thursday, 09/29/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Portable Skidder Bridge Building
Thursday, 09/29/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Course Content:
This hands-on workshop will focus on the construction and installation of a three-panel portable skidder bridge. These bridges are becoming more and more popular in N.H. because of their versatility.  

Bring work gloves, wear steel-toed boots, and dress for the weather.

Instructors:
Spencer Laramie,     Laramie Logging
Steve Patten,     Program Director, NHTOA


For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • Pine Tree Lumber, 1635 NH Route 10, Lempster, NH, 03605

Timber Harvest Field Tour
Thursday, 09/29/2016 (05:00 PM - 06:30 PM)

Join us for a walking tour of an active timber harvest in the Charlestown Town Forest. This is a “conventional” harvest using hand felling and cable skidding of large trees. Charlestown Town Forester, Jeff Snitkin from Bay State Forestry Service and Dode Glad-ders from UNH Cooperative Exten-sion will discuss how this harvest fits into a long-term forest management plan that includes production of for-est products, wildlife habitat, recrea-tion, water quality, and scenic beauty as goals.

 

Directions: From Route 12 in Charlestown, east onto Sullivan Street for 0.2 mile. Continue straight onto Old Charlestown Road for 1.4 miles, then slight right onto Old Hemlock Road. After 1.4 miles turn left onto Borough Road. At 0.7 mile turn right onto Halls Pond Road and drive 0.8 mile to the parking area near the top of the hill. GPS coordinates: N 43.255, W 72.362.

Registration requested: This is a free event but please call 863-9200 or email dode.gladders@unh.edu to register.

 

 

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Location

  • Halls Pond Town Forest, Halls Pond Road, Charlestown, NH, 03603

Saturday, 10/01/2016

Hike on Woods Without Gile Property
Saturday, 10/01/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


 








Join us for an October hike on this 470-acre property in Springfield. Owners, Marc and Ann Davis cleverly chose the name for their property based on the fact that their land is bordered on three sides at the eastern edge of the 6,725 protected acres of the John F. Gile Memorial State Forest off of Rt. 4A.  In addition to having wildlife habitat, open space and watershed protection value, the property also hosts the remains of five homesteads and one sugar house that represent a large portion of Fowlertown, a 19th century hill farm community. This is a rich and valued property to visit.


Directions to the property will be posted closer to October 1st.

For more details about the hike, CLICK HERE

RSVP with Kristy Heath at 526-6555 or email kheath@ausbonsargent.org if you plan to attend.

 

Location

  • Davis Property, Woods Without Gile, Springfield, NH, 03284

Monday, 10/03/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Advanced First Aid for Loggers
Monday, 10/03/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

First Aid/CPR/AED instruction is enhanced by utilizing hands-on instruction for proper extrication methods, trapped person removal, “to move or not to move” scenarios, GPS usage, and CPR re-certification.

Content: A NEW class for those who have received certification in Basic First Aid/CPR through NHTOA at least two times. 

First Aid/CPR/AED instruction is enhanced by utilizing hands-on instruction for proper extrication methods, trapped person removal, “to move or not to move” scenarios, GPS usage, and CPR re-certification.

NOTE: Utilization of heavy equipment during class, space limited to 20 participants. Persons should be comfortable with mechanized operations without accommodations.


For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • , 256 Warwick Rd., Winchester, NH, 03470

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/03/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Learn to Grow Garlic
Monday, 10/03/2016 (06:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

Come and listen to Naomi Scanlon of Two Sisters' Garlic at Clough Tavern Farm in Canterbury discuss how to plant and grow garlic.

 

October is the time to plant hard-neck garlic, which is usually harvested in the month of July. However, hard-neck garlic produces garlic scapes in June, which can be turned into a wonderful pesto or chopped up and used in your soups, marinades, roasts, and everyday recipes. Once the scapes are cut, all of the plant energy goes into growing the bulbs underground.

 

Come learn how easy it is to grow garlic and get your questions answered by Naomi at the Boscawen Municipal Complex (4th floor).

 

 

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Tuesday, 10/04/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Basic First Aid, CPR & AED for Loggers
Tuesday, 10/04/2016 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

National Safety Council standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

Course Content:
National Safety Council Standard First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

Instructor:
Tim Emperor


For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Cooking Matters for Families
Tuesday, 10/04/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

 

When: Tuesdays - September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18.

Location

  • Northfield Tilton Congregational Church, 283 Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276

Wednesday, 10/05/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Advanced First Aid for Loggers
Wednesday, 10/05/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

First Aid/CPR/AED instruction is enhanced by utilizing hands-on instruction for proper extrication methods, trapped person removal, “to move or not to move” scenarios, GPS usage, and CPR re-certification.

Content: A NEW class for those who have received certification in Basic First Aid/CPR through NHTOA at least two times. 

First Aid/CPR/AED instruction is enhanced by utilizing hands-on instruction for proper extrication methods, trapped person removal, “to move or not to move” scenarios, GPS usage, and CPR re-certification.

NOTE: Utilization of heavy equipment during class, space limited to 20 participants. Persons should be comfortable with mechanized operations without accommodations.


For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • Bath Post Office, 4 West Bath Rd., Bath, NH, 03740

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
Wednesday, 10/05/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics Covered: basic GIS concepts, free GIS and mapping software, types of GIS data

Learn GIS basics and explore a variety of free GIS and mapping programs (for PC's and Macs)! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of GIS, explore the variety of GIS and mapping software available for free, learn GIS jargon and understand both the applications and the limitations of GIS. This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience and new GIS users.

Participants will learn to: "talk the talk" of GIS by learning basic terminology describe the applications and limitations of GIS, understand the pros and cons of free GIS and mapping software options, download free GIS data.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Wednesday, 10/05/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Thursday, 10/06/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Basic First Aid, CPR & AED for Loggers
Thursday, 10/06/2016 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

National Safety Council standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

Course Content:
National Safety Council Standard First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

Instructor:
Tim Emperor


For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Friday, 10/07/2016

Field Forester’s Practices for Managing Forests in a Changing Environment
Friday, 10/07/2016 (08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

 
 

 
 REGISTER HERE

 


This workshop will focus on pragmatic, on-the-ground actions foresters can use now to adapt to potential forest changes from changing climate and includes an interactive session on the factors most relevant to participants.

• Introduction to the Climate Smart Land Network, Climate Science 101, and potential effects on New Hampshire forests
• Fact or Fiction? What do we actually know about New Hampshire’s changing forest, and what is speculation
• Discussion to share experiences of observed and likely forest changes
• Steps foresters can take now to respond to:
           o   Changes in forest types
           o   Forest access and stream crossings
           o   Forest regeneration
           o   Managing forests to minimize wind damage
           o   Monitoring for invasive pests

 

Instructors: Jennifer Hushaw is an Applied Forest Scientist in the Climate Services Program of Manomet Center for Conservation Science. Eric Walberg is the Climate Services Director at Manomet.

SAF Category 1 - 3.0 CFEs

No cost

 

 

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Saturday, 10/08/2016

Chainsaw Safety for Woodlot Owners
Saturday, 10/08/2016 (08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Join Jim Frohn, Grafton County Forester and New Hampshire Timberland Owner's Association's Steve Patten as they demonstrate safe techniques for handling a chainsaw and felling trees.

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Safety gear
  • Safe felling techniques
  • Evaluating hazards
  • Chainsaw maintenance

 

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Location

  • , 812 Texas Hill Rd., Plymouth, NH,

Monday, 10/10/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/10/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 10/11/2016

Cooking Matters for Families
Tuesday, 10/11/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

 

When: Tuesdays - September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18.

Location

  • Northfield Tilton Congregational Church, 283 Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276

Wednesday, 10/12/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Bosses Buffet
Wednesday, 10/12/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)


A focus on early recognition of economic challenges facing timber harvesting businesses of all sizes

Course Content:
A focus on early recognition of economic challenges facing timber harvesting businesses of all sizes and configurations brought on by declining low-grade wood markets. Presentations will include a detailed look at current market conditions, projections and applicable management strategies to remain viable.

Instructors:
Carol Starkie, Farm Credit East
Sam Lincoln, Lincoln Agrisource LLC


For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 10/14/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Bosses Buffet
Friday, 10/14/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)


A focus on early recognition of economic challenges facing timber harvesting businesses of all sizes

Course Content:
A focus on early recognition of economic challenges facing timber harvesting businesses of all sizes and configurations brought on by declining low-grade wood markets. Presentations will include a detailed look at current market conditions, projections and applicable management strategies to remain viable.

Instructors:
Carol Starkie, Farm Credit East
Sam Lincoln, Lincoln Agrisource LLC


For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • , 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Field Forester’s Practices for Managing Forests in a Changing Environment
Friday, 10/14/2016 (08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

 
 

 
 REGISTER HERE

 


This workshop will focus on pragmatic, on-the-ground actions foresters can use now to adapt to potential forest changes from changing climate and includes an interactive session on the factors most relevant to participants.

• Introduction to the Climate Smart Land Network, Climate Science 101, and potential effects on New Hampshire forests
• Fact or Fiction? What do we actually know about New Hampshire’s changing forest, and what is speculation
• Discussion to share experiences of observed and likely forest changes
• Steps foresters can take now to respond to:
           o   Changes in forest types
           o   Forest access and stream crossings
           o   Forest regeneration
           o   Managing forests to minimize wind damage
           o   Monitoring for invasive pests

 

Instructors: Jennifer Hushaw is an Applied Forest Scientist in the Climate Services Program of Manomet Center for Conservation Science. Eric Walberg is the Climate Services Director at Manomet.

SAF Category 1 - 3.0 CFEs

No cost

 

 

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Location

  • North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 10/15/2016

Farm Tractors in Forestry, Back to Basics
Saturday, 10/15/2016 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


Though they have limitations, properly equipped tractors can play an important role in your woodlot. Come to this workshop to learn ways you can safely and productively use a farm tractor as a tool in forestry. The day will begin with a directional tree felling demonstration, utilizing the open-face notch technique as taught in the NH Professional Logger Program, and will include delimbing, bucking, winching, decking logs, and safety considerations for each component.

 

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

Location

  • , 2325 River Road, Bridgewater, NH,

Monday, 10/17/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/17/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 10/18/2016

Cooking Matters for Families
Tuesday, 10/18/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

 

When: Tuesdays - September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18.

Location

  • Northfield Tilton Congregational Church, 283 Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276

Thursday, 10/20/2016

NH Professional Logger Program Measuring Up
Thursday, 10/20/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


How to estimate timber volume and value.

Course Content:
This workshop is designed to help hone your timber volume and value estimating skills. Consulting forester, Shaun Lagueux will demonstrate proper utilization of tools and techniques designed to estimate standing timber volume. Log buyers will discuss the assessment of timber quality in a growing stand.

Instructors:
Shaun Lagueux, New England Forestry Consultants

For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • , 198 Kelley Pond Road, New Hampton, NH, 03256

Saturday, 10/22/2016

Trail Maintenance for Volunteers
Saturday, 10/22/2016 (09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

 

 

 

  REGISTER HERE

 

 




What You’ll Learn

This workshop will cover all the basics of how to maintain high-quality trails. Perfect for Conservation Commissioners, local service clubs, land trust volunteers, private landowners, or anyone wanting to keep community trails in good condition. You’ll learn trail terminology, how to assess the condition of existing trails, and how to deal with water, slope, grades, and recreational uses. You’ll get hands-on experience with specialty tools and learn about options for borrowing tools for your volunteer efforts. We’ll cover safety and leading other volunteers, and how to determine if your trails project requires professional help. We’ll also have fun, using experiential learning to make sure everyone leaves with new skills.

What to Bring
Clothes appropriate for outdoor field work (long pants, long-sleeved shirt), rain gear (jacket and rain pants if you have them), sturdy boots, comfortable work gloves, at least 2 water bottles. A bag lunch, to be enjoyed in the field, is included with your registration fee. Vegetarian options available.

Instructors: Lew Shelly, Snowhawk LLC & Emily Lord, UNH Cooperative Extension


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Location

  • College Woods, 18 Waterworks Rd., Durham, NH, 03824

Monday, 10/24/2016

Telling Your Story with Maps
Monday, 10/24/2016 (01:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Have an interesting historical downtown that you want people to visit? Looking to engage people of a community to explore their town and provide their thoughts? Hoping to have your audience prepare for meeting by looking at maps/pictures/videos? Driven by Esri's ArcGIS Online, Story Maps are a great way to share your information and tell your story to a wide variety of stakeholders (no coding experience necessary!)

Activities focus on getting up and running with Story Maps, including how to create and configure the map to best communicate with your audience. We will also use a mobile app, Snap2Map, to build Story Maps in the field with a mobile device. 

Location

  • Nashua RPC, 9 Executive Park, Merrimack, NH, NH,


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