a stream with large woody debris

Wood in Streams—October 25-26, Albany

Thu, 10/25/2018 to Fri, 10/26/2018
8:00am - 4:00pm
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
1245 Bald Hill Rd
Albany, NH

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

joan.richardson@nh.nacdnet.net or (603) 447-2771.

Questions about registration

alicia.carlson@unh.edu or (603) 862-3883.

Pre-registration required by October 4. Space is limited.

There is another Wood in Streams workshop October 11-12 in Gilford.

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