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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

Saturday, 10/01/2016

East Kingston Conservation Commission Railroad Lot and Tree Farm Tour
Saturday, 10/01/2016 (All day)

Railroad Lot and Tree Farm - a place for people to reconnect with nature in East Kingston

 

Join environmental and ecology experts to learn about your town’s tree farm, forest ecology and how wetlands protect water quality. East Kingston is fortunate to still have much of the rural charm that makes living in New Hampshire so special. The Railroad Lot and Tree Farm – an easily accessible town owned property - has many special features that showcase the beauty of our natural resources. Learn how and why we conserve them.


Light snacks and beverages will be available.
Remember to wear boots and clothing for outdoor and wet conditions!

 

Public access to the Railroad Lot and Tree Farm is from Route 107A on the south side of the railroad bridge. Parking is available at the property entrance.

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  • , NH,

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

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

 

 

Location

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

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

 

 

Location

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

Time to Put the Garden to Bed Workshop
Thursday, 10/06/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Having harvested the last of your vegetables and flowers, it is time to think about preparing your gardens for winter and next year's bounty.  In this workshop you will learn what to do now to save you time next spring and enrich your soil in the process. Join Strafford County Master Gardener, Vin Dell'Ova, and the Durham Agriculture Commission to learn these simple steps will be and have your questions answered.

Location

  • Durham Public Library, 7 Mill Rd Unit H, Durham, NH, 03824

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

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

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

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

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 10/17/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Business meeting of the Strafford County Advisory Council members.

 

Agenda items: Jackson Estuarine Laboratory Field Trip

 

Program Presentations: Natural Resources Presentation

 

Administrative Staff Attending: UNH Fisheries and Aquaculture staff

Location

  • William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building, 259 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

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

SeaPerch Educator Workshop
Saturday, 10/22/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Location: Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory. Seacoast SeaPerch will offer a one day training program open to educators, 4-H leaders, Afterschool providers, community partners, and others interested in coaching a SeaPerch club or team.

 

The training will include

- Building a SeaPerch – educators will work in teams to build a SeaPerch ROV.
- Working with youth – learn strategies for challenging youth and incorporating the principles of inquiry science.
- Organizing a SeaPerch Club/Team – we will get you started in forming a SeaPerch club or team: covering startup costs, school teams and 4-H clubs, safety, finding local sponsors, general resources, and competition details.
- Learn about how you can connect your school or group with the oceanographic research vessel E/V Nautilus.

 

Participants will build a SeaPerch kit during the workshop in pairs, and then receive instructions and a parts list to help you build them with your group.

 

Limited to 20 participants.

Register

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

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,

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Monday, 10/24/2016 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety

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Location

  • Frisbie Memorial Community Ed & Conf Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH, 03867

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
Monday, 10/24/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Basic online mapping, adding new data to online maps, sharing online maps with others.

This workshop will provide hands-on practice using ArcGIS Online to create custom online maps.  For users of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online provides a way to share maps previously only possible through advanced server software (Such as ArcGIS Server).

Learn to make basic maps with ArcGIS Online (AGO), add online date layers to an AGO map, create new layers in AGO, import .shp and .csv apps using AGO templates, differentiate between public and subscription accounts for AGO.

Location

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


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