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Monday, 10/23/2017

Professional Logger Program Fundamentals of Forestry
Monday, 10/23/2017 (08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Course Content:

This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of the theory behind forest management and the application of silviculture for sustainable forest resources.

 - Historical events
 - Current status
 - Silvicultural principles of New England
 - Forest types.
 - What is silviculture?
 - Considering landowner goals & objectives.
 - Tree maturity, growth, vigor & value.
 - Wildlife habitat.
 - Harvesting systems & types of harvests.
 - Logger’s function in silviculture.


Field session will focus on log scaling, grades, and utilization at a local sawmill.

Instructor:
Brendan Prusik, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

8.0 PLP certification credits
2.5 SAF category 1 CFE credits
3.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

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

Thursday, 10/26/2017

Professional Logger Program Fundamentals of Forestry
Thursday, 10/26/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Course Content:

This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of the theory behind forest management and the application of silviculture for sustainable forest resources.

 - Historical events
 - Current status
 - Silvicultural principles of New England
 - Forest types.
 - What is silviculture?
 - Considering landowner goals & objectives.
 - Tree maturity, growth, vigor & value.
 - Wildlife habitat.
 - Harvesting systems & types of harvests.
 - Logger’s function in silviculture.


Field session will focus on log scaling, grades, and utilization at a local sawmill.

Instructor:
Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

8.0 PLP certification credits
2.5 SAF category 1 CFE credits
3.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

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

Friday, 10/27/2017

Good Forestry in New Hampshire
Friday, 10/27/2017 (08:45 AM - 03:30 PM)


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The morning inside session will start with an overview of the economic, ecological and social contributions of New Hampshire’s forests; introduce the most common forest types and their ecology; describe the most common silvicultural techniques used to manage New Hampshire forests; and describe ways to integrate silviculture and wildlife habitat management. In the afternoon, we will see silviculture and wildlife habitat management as it is applied in northern hardwoods—the most abundant forest type in in New Hampshire. Instructors Costello, Leak and Yamasaki and many other researchers conduct world-class research on northern hardwood silviculture and silviculture-wildlife interactions at Bartlett. Much of the accepted practice in New England is a result of the research conducted at Bartlett and this will be a unique opportunity to learn or review the basics of good forestry and see how to integrate the latest research in on-the-ground forest management.


Continuing Education: Six (6) contact hours

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Location

  • Bartlett Experimental Forest - US Forest Service, Route 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

Saturday, 10/28/2017

Farm Tractors for Forestry
Saturday, 10/28/2017 (08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Thinking about using a farm tractor in the woods? While they have limitations, properly equipped tractors can play an important role on your woodlot. At this workshop you will learn ways you can safely and productively use a farm tractor as a tool in forestry. 

Also, Steve Gaines, NHTOA Program Director, will demonstrate directional tree felling, utilizing the open-face notch technique as taught in the NH Professional Logger Program (NH PLP). Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and chainsaw safety features will also be reviewed.

Instruction will include safe removal of hung trees utilizing a three point hitch mounted winch and self-releasing snatch block; winching and skidding to minimize residual stand damage; and safe and efficient log bucking and decking.

NOTE: If you have special needs in order to participate in this program, please contact us 2 weeks in advance of the program date informing us of your need, to allow us time to make the necessary arrangements.

To Register: contact the NHTOA office (603) 224-9699

 PLP Credits 4

Location

  • , 2325 River Road, Bridgewater, NH, 03222

Bridge Building: A Trails Workshop for Volunteers
Saturday, 10/28/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)


THE STEWARDSHIP NETWORK: NEW ENGLAND VOLUNTEER TRAINING 

Instructors
Lew Shelley, Snowhawk LLC & Emily Lord, UNH Cooperative Extension     
                                                     

What You’ll Learn
This workshop will cover all the basics of how to build and maintain high-quality bridges for community trails. Perfect for Conservation Commissioners, local service clubs, land trust volunteers, private landowners, or anyone wanting to keep community trails high and dry. You’ll learn terminology about different types of structures like puncheon, stringer bridges, and bog bridges. Building and maintaining bridges can be expensive, so you’ll learn how to answer the first question land mangers ask: Is a bridge the best solution to my problem? You’ll learn how to assess the condition of the trail, and how to deal with water, banks, and recreational uses. This workshop is geared primarily at simple bridges for non-motorized users, but there will be discussion on larger bridges for equestrian and motorized use.

We’ll also have fun, using experiential learning to make sure everyone leaves with new skills. As part of the workshop, we will construct a small foot bridge as a demonstration. 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.

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Location

  • Baker Free Library, 509 Main Street, Bow, NH, 03304

Friday, 11/03/2017

The Emerald Ash Borer and What it Means for You
Friday, 11/03/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first found in New Hampshire in 2013 and has since been confirmed in more than 20 towns in five counties. This exotic insect is widely considered the most destructive forest pest in North America and has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in the eastern United States. Join Dode Gladders, UNH Cooperative Extension Forester in Sullivan County, and Morgan Dube, Entomologist with the NH Department of Agriculture, to learn what this means for you. Topics will include preparing for EAB's arrival in your town, how to identify infested trees, management options, and the ash quarantine.



1.5 SAF category 1 CFE credits  

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Thursday, 11/09/2017

Wood in Streams: Exploring the ecological value and practice of adding large wood in New Hampshire’s first order streams
Thursday, 11/09/2017 (07:30 AM - 12:00 PM)


Workshop II


This two-part workshop will provide a comprehensive overview and guide for why and how large wood can be added to headwater (first order) streams to improve their function and habitat value. (Participants are not required to attend both workshops, however participants attending Workshop II on November 9th must first attend Workshop I)


Workshop II Agenda


7:30 - 8:00 am                  
Registration and refreshments


8:00 - Noon                       
On-stream instruction for practitioners
                                                (Dick Fortin, Nels Liljedahl, John Magee)

  • How to conduct a pre-treatment wood survey
  • Review of NRCS and NH Dept. Environmental Service Guidelines
  • Selecting trees to add to streams and what to avoid
  • Using a grip hoist and other options for positioning trees in streams
  • Placement of wood for maximum benefit
  • Worker and down-stream safety consideration


Noon  
                                   Adjourn

 

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Location

  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road, Albany, NH, 03818

Tuesday, 11/21/2017

Telling Your Story with Maps
Tuesday, 11/21/2017 (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

  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
Tuesday, 11/21/2017 (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

  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918

Tuesday, 11/28/2017

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Tuesday, 11/28/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 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

  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918

Mobile Mapping for GIS Data Collection
Tuesday, 11/28/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn how to get a group of people (or just yourself) using mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) to collect GIS data in the field, complete the drop-down menus and online syncing!  This class will cover the use of two mobile data collection apps - Survey 123 and Collector - to plan and carry out field data collection projects using Esri's ArcGIS Online platform.  The workshop will begin by covering the basics of mobile data collection and will progress into the setup and hands-on use of both apps.  Each participant will learn how to configure each app for field data collection, and then use the apps to collect data in the field.

 

 

 

Location

  • Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918

Saturday, 05/12/2018

STEM Docent Educator Training: Stream Safari
Saturday, 05/12/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Join the STEM Docent team! Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to and engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 3 - 8). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging, NGSS aligned, STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates: May 17 & 18 9:00 - 4:00

Location: STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street Manchester NH 03101

Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Sunday, 05/13/2018

STEM Docent Educator Training: Stream Safari
Sunday, 05/13/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Join the STEM Docent team! Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to and engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 3 - 8). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging, NGSS aligned, STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates: May 17 & 18 9:00 - 4:00

Location: STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street Manchester NH 03101

Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Monday, 05/14/2018

STEM Docent Educator Training: Stream Safari
Monday, 05/14/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Join the STEM Docent team! Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to and engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 3 - 8). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging, NGSS aligned, STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates: May 17 & 18 9:00 - 4:00

Location: STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street Manchester NH 03101

Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Tuesday, 05/15/2018

STEM Docent Educator Training: Stream Safari
Tuesday, 05/15/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Join the STEM Docent team! Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to and engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 3 - 8). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging, NGSS aligned, STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates: May 17 & 18 9:00 - 4:00

Location: STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street Manchester NH 03101

Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 05/16/2018

STEM Docent Educator Training: Stream Safari
Wednesday, 05/16/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Join the STEM Docent team! Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to and engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 3 - 8). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging, NGSS aligned, STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates: May 17 & 18 9:00 - 4:00

Location: STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street Manchester NH 03101

Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 05/17/2018

STEM Docent Educator Training: Stream Safari
Thursday, 05/17/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Join the STEM Docent team! Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to and engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 3 - 8). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging, NGSS aligned, STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates: May 17 & 18 9:00 - 4:00

Location: STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street Manchester NH 03101

Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

STEM Docent Educator Training: Stream Safari
Thursday, 05/17/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 AM)

 Join the STEM Docent team! Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to and engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 3 - 8). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging, NGSS aligned, STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available.

Dates: May 17 & 18 9:00 - 4:00

Location: STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street Manchester NH 03101

Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

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