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Tour an Upcoming Timber Harvest in Litchfield State Forest - Spring Wildlife Habitat Workshop Series

Thu, 05/13/2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Litchfield State Forest
Litchfield, NH 03052

The NH Division of Forests and Lands (NHDFL) is planning to conduct a timber harvest on a portion of the Litchfield State Forest in Spring-Summer 2021. Tour the forest with NHDFL Foresters Scott Rolfe and William Kunelius along with guests Mike Gagnon, Extension's Hillsborough County Forester and Matt Tarr, Extension's State Wildlife Specialist. The tour 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.
  • Management of red pine scale.
  • 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:

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!