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Tour an Upcoming Timber Harvest in Bear Brook State Park - Spring Wildlife Habitat Workshop Series

Thu, 06/10/2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Bear Brook State Park
61 Deerfield Road
Allenstown, NH 03275

The NH Division of Forests and Lands (NHDFL) is planning to conduct a timber harvest on a portion of Bear Brook State Park in Summer 2021. Join Scott Rolfe and William Kunelius, Foresters with the NHDFL and Josh Megyesy, Wildlife Biologist with NH Fish & Game for this tour. They will be joined by guests Matt Tarr, Extension State Wildlife Specialist and Tim Fleury, Extension's Merrimack County Forester. We will visit the area where this work is planned to explain how the timber harvest will be conducted to meet a variety of objectives including improving forest health, timber quality, and wildlife habitat diversity. Specific topics that will be discussed during this tour include:

  • How timber harvesting will be used to accomplish timber management and wildlife habitat management objectives.
  • Uneven-aged forest management to diversity forest structure
  • Considerations for avoiding negative impacts to turtle habitat while timber harvesting.
  • Balancing timber management objective and aesthetics in an area with heavy recreational use
  • Approaches for minimizing impacts to recreational trails while conducting forest and wildlife habitat management.
  • Explanation of temporary recreational trail closing and public safety during the timber sale.

Registration is not required. 

For questions please contact: Scott Rolfe, Regional Forester, Division of Forests and Lands, at: scott.k.rolfe@dncr.nh.gov

We will be following Covid-19 best practices during this outdoor event. Masks are optional, but we ask that you practice social distancing, and that you stay home if you are not feeling well for any reason.

Continuing Education Credits

Credits will be provided for NH Licensed Foresters, Society of American Foresters, and the NH Professional Logger’s Program.

About the Spring Wildlife Habitat Workshop Series

This series of field-based workshops is for landowners, conservation commission members, natural resources professionals, and anyone else interested in learning how to identify forest, field, and wetland wildlife habitats and approaches for maintaining or enhancing those habitats to benefit specific wildlife species.

Each workshop will occur entirely in the field. Workshop participants are encouraged to watch the recorded presentation Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Assessment and Management prior to attending any of these workshops; we will be applying the information discussed in that presentation during each workshop.

Workshop Dates, Locations & Descriptions

Workshop titles reflect the primary topics that will be covered during each workshop, but we will discuss a wide variety of topics pertinent to each property. Note: Workshops listed as (BIRD IDENTIFICATION) will include a specific focus on learning how to identify birds by sight & sound – so be sure to bring your binoculars and your favorite pocket field guide!