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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

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

 

 

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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

Wetland Evaluation Using the NH Method
Friday, 10/07/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

You will learn how to evaluate a wetland using the NH Method, and about wetland functions and values, and wetland ecology. We’ll spend the morning in the classroom getting familiar with the NH Method and principles of wetland evaluation. After lunch, we will put this knowledge to use in the field at Hayes Marsh. We’ll evaluate several functions using the NH Method and learn how to put the results together.

 

Instructors: Rick van de Poll, Ecosystem Management Consultants; and Amanda Stone, UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

What to bring: your lunch, clothing and footwear appropriate for any predicted weather, clipboard, pencil with eraser, personal drinking water, bug repellent, sunscreen. Optional: Camera or smartphone, hand lens, binoculars. Be prepared for potentially damp, muddy conditions outdoors.

 

What we provide: NH Method handouts, maps and data sheets for the field evaluation, and morning refreshments.

 

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Location

  • Bear Brook State Park, 157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH, 03275

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,

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

Forest Management Workshop at the Scoutland Property in Rollinsford
Friday, 10/14/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)


Join Strafford & Belknap County Extension Forester Andrew Fast and SELT’s Easement Stewardship Director Deborah Goard, as we take a walk on the Town of Rollinsford’s beautiful “Scoutland” property.  We will take a look at how management on town-owned land can provide a range of benefits as well as some of the challenges it can pose.

 

Directions:
We will meet near the Colonel Paul Wentworth House which is located at 47 Water Street in Rollinsford.  Park at the top of the hill just past the Colonel Paul Wentworth House.  Please stay to the right and do not block the driveway to the house on the left.

Register by emailing register@seltnh.org or calling Zoe at 778-6088

For more information: CLICK HERE

Location

  • Scoutland Property, Town of Rollinsford, 47 Water Street, Rollinsford, NH, 03869

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,

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

Next Generation of Science Standards and Project Learning Tree
Saturday, 10/22/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Join NH Project Learning Tree and the NH Division of Forests and Lands at Shieling State Forest! This workshop will include a review of how the Next Generation Science Standards are structured and we will demonstrate how Project Learning Tree activities can help you to meet these standards. The day will include hands on activities, use of field investigation techniques, and time for discussion and networking.

 

Participants will receive the K-8 Project Learning Tree Guide

 

This workshop is being sponsored by the NH Division of Forest and Lands and the workshop fee has been greatly reduced.

 

 

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Location

  • Shieling State Forest, Old Street Road, Peterborough, NH, 03458

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,

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

Wednesday, 10/26/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Wednesday, 10/26/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Wednesday - Friday, October 26 - 28, 2016. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

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

Thursday, 10/27/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Thursday, 10/27/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Wednesday - Friday, October 26 - 28, 2016. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

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

Friday, 10/28/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Friday, 10/28/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Wednesday - Friday, October 26 - 28, 2016. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

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

Friday, 11/04/2016

Making Geodatabases Work for You
Friday, 11/04/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Geodatabases are an excellent file format for managing and maintaining GIS data using ArcGIS.  This workshop will cover fundamentals, tools, and techniques for creating and working with data contained in Geodatabases.  The workshop is focused on intermediate to advanced users of ArcView, however, ArcEditor users will also benefit.

Location

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

NH Professional Logger Program Trucking Hot Topics
Friday, 11/04/2016 (12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)


Roundtable discussion regarding transportation of forest products and forestry equipment

Course Content:
Lieutenant Nicole Armaganian and Staff Sergeant Nathan Boothby of the NH State Police will be joining us for a roundtable discussion regarding transportation of forest products and forestry equipment. Come prepared with your questions and concerns. This is a much better opportunity to air it out than at a roadside inspection.

THIS CLASS IS FREE

Instructors:
Lieutenant Nicole Armaganian
Staff Sergeant Nathan Boothby

For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

 

 

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Location

  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

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