Wood in Streams—October 11-12, Gilford
Day 1: ½ day indoor, ½ day field session
Day 2: all day in field
Comprehensive overview of why and how large wood can be added to streams to improve their function and habitat value. Hands-on experience with adding wood to varied types of streams, addressing landowner concerns. Includes quick assessment of existing instream wood, tree selection and impact on riparian forest, selecting locations for wood additions, orienting additions, anchoring, distribution of wood, techniques for moving wood to stream, floodplain reactivation, and adding roughage adjacent to additions.
Instructors from N.H. Fish and Game, NRCS, Trout Unlimited, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, and UNH Cooperative Extension.
What to bring and wear
Hard hat, high visibility vest, work boots and/or rubber boots (steel-toed preferred), work gloves, long pants. Lunch and water.
Optional: waders, rain gear, sunscreen, bug repellant.
Who should attend
Foresters, loggers, arborists, landscape contractors, land conservation organizations, trail contractors, youth corps leaders and anyone interested in stream restoration as a business practice.
Information about credits
Credits are assigned for attending the entire two-day workshop as follows:
- SAF Category 1 12.5 CFEs
- PLP 16.0 Certification Credits
- NH Natural Resource Scientists 12.5 contact hours
Questions about the program
firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 527-5880.
Questions about registration
email@example.com or (603) 862-3883.
Pre-registration required by October 4. Space is limited.
There is another Wood in Streams workshop October 25-26 in Albany.
These workshops are co-sponsored by the Belknap and Carroll County Conservation Districts and UNH Cooperative Extension, and funded by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.