How to Become a NH Coverts Volunteer

Each year, 25 landowners and conservation-minded New Hampshire residents gather with a team of natural resource professionals at a rustic camp. For three and a half days, participants learn about the latest concepts and issues in wildlife and forest ecology, habitat management, land conservation, and effective outreach. The NH Coverts Project is funded in part by NH Fish & Game Department, with support from UNH Cooperative Extension and the NH Division of Forests & Lands.

What does being a Coverts Volunteer mean?

In exchange for the training (meals, lodging, and materials are paid by program sponsors), participants agree to return to their communities and motivate others to become stewards of the state's wildlife and forest resources.

Over 400 people from throughout New Hampshire have completed the workshop and become NH Coverts volunteers since the beginning of the program in 1995. These volunteers have returned to their communities and hosted tours on their property, conserved land, presented wildlife programs in schools, joined conservation commissions, written articles for newspapers and magazines, staffed exhibits, initiated natural resource inventories, worked on community conservation projects, and much more.

Who should apply?

We are looking for landowners and other individuals committed to wildlife conservation and forest stewardship.  If you have time in your schedule for the training workshop, and approximately 40 hours of volunteer outreach during the coming year (it may be volunteer work you are already doing!), then we invite you to request an application. 

Past Coverts Cooperators have been landowners, conservation commission members, land trust staff. conservation group staff, teachers, naturalists, retired professionals, and more!

How do I apply for the NH  Coverts Workshop?

The 2023 NH Coverts Project training will take place over the course of four weeks in April/May and will include one online session and three full-day field trips in various locations around New Hampshire. Applications will be available in January 2023. To receive an application when they become available, fill out the form below:

Receive an Application

Thank you for your interest in the NH Coverts Project! If you have any questions about program, please contact Haley Andreozzi at haley.andreozzi@unh.edu or 862-5327, or connect with your county forester. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact

Haley Andreozzi
Wildlife Conservation State Specialist
Assoc State Specialist
Phone: (603) 609-0927
Office: Cooperative Extension, Nesmith Hall, Durham, NH 03824