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Forests, Trees, and Wildlife


Biodiversity

Alternatives to Invasive Landscape Plants    

27 plant species are currently prohibited from sale, transport, distribution, propagation or transplantation in New Hampshire including burning bush, Japanese barberry and Norway maple (see entire list appended to this fact sheet). This publication suggests alternative landscape plants for New Hampshire.

Biodiversity Principles and Applications: Conference for Natural Resource Professionals in NH     

A written overview of the presentations, major points, ideas, and definitions presented and discussed at a 1995 conference.

Invasives Publications & Resources    

A collection of publications and presentations related to invasive plants including: What is an invasive; Identification guide to invasive plants; Controlling invasives on woodlots; and methods for disposal.

Natural Communities Issue - Habitats Newsletter (summer, 2001)    

This issue covers: What is a natural community, Global Climate Change, Evaluating the New Hampshire Professional Logger Program, Watching Our Watersheds, Implementing Biodiversity Conservation, New Hampshire Natural Heritage Inventory, Why Did the Beavers Kill the Black Gum Trees? Natural Communities Responding to Change.

Natural Communities of New Hampshire    

This comprehensive manual represents the culmination of 15 years of natural community classification work by the N.H. Natural Heritage Bureau. The 230-page book describes 192 different natural communities. Natural communities are recurring assemblages of plants and animals found in particular physical environments.

NH Forest Health - Habitats Newsletter (winter, 2001)    

Issue contains articles covering:  NH forest health - An Opinion, Schools monitor ozone, Invasive species - glossy buckthorn, Butternut restoration project, Hardwood dieback, White pine health, Hemlock wooly adelgid, Forested wetlands, SPNHF celebrates 100 years, Color-infrared photos available, NH Invasive Species Committee, State Forest Nursery website established.

NHInvasives.org    

A website of the N.H. Invasive Plant Outreach Group. Comprehensive with iinformation about laws, identification, control, management, disposal, and links to many other websites.

Photo Guide to NH's Natural Communities    

Website of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau.

Rare Plants of New Hampshire    

This series of fact sheets on New Hampshire's threatened and endangered plants and animals was developed to assist foresters, loggers, landowners, and other land managers in identifying, protecting, and managing rare species and their habitats. Published in 1998.


Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Pest Management Workshop 2008 Resources    

Workshop Proceedings 2008 including: tree biology, insects, diseases, weeds, diagnosing problems, pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, miticides and herbicides) and more.

Christmas Tree Pest Management Workshop 2011 Resources    

Workshop Proceedings 2011 including: tree biology, insects, diseases, weeds, diagnosing problems, pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, miticides and herbicides) and more.

Christmas Tree Pest Manual    

This manual was prepared for the New Hampshire Pesticide Safety Education Program as part of the study materials for the Christmas tree category for private and commercial applicators.

Establishing the Christmas Tree Plantation    

A fact sheet about establishing a new Christmas Tree Plantation

New England Guide to Weed and Brush Control in Christmas Trees    

Coordinated and edited by J.F. Ahrens, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Windsor CT with assistance provided by Karen Bennett, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.

Planting and Care of Tree Seedlings    

Fact sheet on the planting and care of tree seedlings

Seed Sources for Trees    

A list of sources to purchase tree seeds. Inclusion doesn't constitute an endorsement by UNH Cooperative Extension. Last updated in 2004.

Soil Testing for Christmas Trees    

Describes what a soil test is and why one is needed; how and when to take samples; and how the results are used to develop recommendations for fertilizing or liming the soil.

Tree Seedling Sources    

A list of sources to purchase tree seedlings. Inclusion doesn't constitute an endorsement by UNH Cooperative Extension. Last updated in 2004.


Current Use Taxation

Current Use Criteria Booklet    

A link to a reference of the latest current use taxation information and criteria used to determine eligibility.

Current Use: Frequently Asked Questions    

Answers are provided to common questions about current use by SPACE (N.H.'s current use coalition).

Eligibility and Enrollment in New Hampshire's Current Use Taxation Program     

This report examines current use around the state, published in 1995.

Forest Stewardship and Current Use: A Primer    

Describes what is needed to meet the current use requirements of the "forest land with documented stewardship" category.

Overview of Current Use Assessment RSA 79-A    

Topics include: the basics; applying; acreage requirements; land categories and assessment ranges; recreation adjustments; penalties; other issues.


Fire Protection

NH Prescribed Fire Council Incident Qualification System Forms    

The forms will help practitioners keep track of their experience for input into the IQS database. Completed forms should be submitted to the NH Forest Protection Bureau at least once annually.

Planning for Prescribed Burning in New Hampshire    

Minimum recommended standards for planning and implementing prescribed burns.


Forest Health

Caliciopsis Canker (Pine Canker)     

A lot isn't known about pine canker, first reported in New Hampshire in 1997. This fact sheet gives some identification and management tips.

Controlling Hemlock Woolly Adeglid in New Hampshire    

Describes different strategies and control options including cultural, biological in pesticide options.

Eastern White Pine Needle Damage Survey, 2011, in Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont    

Results of a study conducted by the USDA Forest Service, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands, Vermont Dept. of Forests Parks and Recreation, and the Maine Forest Service

Eastern White Pine Needle Damage Survey, 2011, in Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont    

Results of a study conducted by the USDA Forest Service, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands, Vermont Dept. of Forests Parks and Recreation, and the Maine Forest Service. Published May 16, 2012.

Elongate Hemlock Scale- New Hampshire Pest Alert    

Describes the life cycle and control options for the homeonwer.

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, 2013    

A Proclamation by Governor Hassan declaring May 19-25, 2013 EMERALD ASH BORER AWARENESS WEEK.

Emerald Ash Borer ID Sheet    

Pictures identifying various signs of emerald ash borer infestation.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Compliance Agreement    

The State of New Hampshire Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Compliance Agreement- Treatment Options- for forest products.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Information for Merrimack County    

A quick guide to information and regulations related to the emerald ash borer quarantine area.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Zone Poster    

8X11 poster for the emerald ash borer quarantine in Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Emerald Ash Borer Risk Map    

A map showing risk zones for infestation of ash trees by emerald ash borer. Dated 6/27/2013.

Forest Health Highlights    

An annual publication of the NH Division of Forests and Lands Forest Health section

 

Forest Health Issues in New Hampshire- December 2005    

Topics include: white pine decline, beech bark disease, emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, butternut canker, hemlock woolly adelgid, and invasive plants.

Harvesting Wood in Merrimack County?    

Regulations affecting wood products harvested in Merrimack County due to the emerald ash borer quarantine.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Look-Alikes    

Pictures of hemlock woolly adelgid and common look-alikes including spittlebug, needleminer, skeletonizer, scale, mealybugs, spider mite, sap, and spider egg sacks

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid- New Hampshire Pest Alert    

Describes the life cycle and control options for the homeowner.

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid & Elongate Hemlock Scale wallet card    

For a quick reference, shows pictures and reporting information.

Invasive Plants - Habitats Newsletter (winter, 2002)    

Issue covers: What is an Invasive Plant?, Effects of Invasive Species on Natural Plant Communities, Control of Non-native Invasive Plants on Your Woodlot, Wildlife and Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Project at Cheshire County Farm, Invasive Plants and Lost Forest Revenue, Developing Strategies for Living with Invasives, Going Native with Landscape Design.

Invasives Publications & Resources    

A collection of publications and presentations related to invasive plants including: What is an invasive; Identification guide to invasive plants; Controlling invasives on woodlots; and methods for disposal.

Landscape Trees and Their Susceptibility to Invasive Insects - brochure    

NH is facing a major threat to the health of our forest and landscape trees from exotic invasive insects. These invaders include the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), emerald ash borer (EAB), hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), and elongate hemlock scale (EHS). This guide helps growers and consumers become aware of which trees are susceptible to future infestation by these devastating insects and guides them in the selection of non-sussceptible landscape and street trees.

Landscape Trees and their Susceptibility to Invasive Insects - poster    

NH is facing a major threat to the health of our forest and landscape trees from exotic invasive insects. These invaders include the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), emerald ash borer (EAB), hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), and elongate hemlock scale (EHS). This guide helps growers and consumers become aware of which trees are susceptible to future infestation by these devastating insects and guides them in the selection of non-sussceptible landscape and street trees.

NH Forest Health - Habitats Newsletter (winter, 2001)    

Issue contains articles covering:  NH forest health - An Opinion, Schools monitor ozone, Invasive species - glossy buckthorn, Butternut restoration project, Hardwood dieback, White pine health, Hemlock wooly adelgid, Forested wetlands, SPNHF celebrates 100 years, Color-infrared photos available, NH Invasive Species Committee, State Forest Nursery website established.

NH Towns with Known Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestations    

Map showing towns in NH with known hemlock woolly adelgid infestations

Pest Distribution Map: Elongate Hemlock Scale    

Map showing the distribution of elongate hemlock scale in the United States as of 11/29/2011.

Recommendations Regarding Forest Tent Caterpillar Defoliation in Forests    

Management recommendations from the State of NH Forest Health Specialist regarding forest tent caterpillar infestations (pub. 2005).

Red Pine Scale- Pest Alert    

Red pine scale is a non-native, exotic insect found in New Hampshire in 2012.

Saving Your High-Value Ash    

A simple guide for homeowners and municipalities with true ash (Fraxinus) trees.

Scales on Hemlock Needles    

Pictures of scales similiar to elongate hemlock scale.

Silhouettes of Common Insects including Asian Longhorned Beetle    

Silhouettes of common insects are shown including the non-native and damaging Asian longhorned beetle.

State List of Big Trees Jan 2013    

State Big Tree List

Status of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Elongate Hemlock Scale in NH    

Map from the NH Division of Forests and Lands showing the status of hemlock woolly adelgid and elongate hemlock scale in NH.

White Pine Blister Rust Infection Incidence for Selected Areas of NH     

Reviews blister rust disease biology, provides field identification tips, and summarizes the results of a 1998 New Hampshire survey looking for the incidence of white pine blister rust.


Forest Industry

Buy Local Lumber Marketing Plan Template    

A marketing plan template for small sawmills and other wood products businesses.

Forest Products Road Manual: A Handbook for Municipal Officials & the Forest Products Industry    

A guide for both municipal officials and the forest products industry to improve understanding of the laws which govern public roadways.

Major New Hampshire Species and Their Uses    

Trees of New Hampshire and their human uses.  

New Hampshire Native Lumber Law    

New Hampshire Native Lumber Law, RSA 434:59-61 enables NH sawmills to sell lumber to end users that are building structures subject to building codes.

Quickbooks for Natural Resource Businesses    

Workshop series for farmers and natural resource businesses. December 3,5,10,12, 2013. Concord, NH

Quickbooks for Natural Resource Businesses    

Workshop series for farmers and natural resource businesses. December 3,5,10,12, 2013. Concord, NH

Spider Heart    

Spider Heart is an infection that develops in trees


Forest Laws

Basal Area Law    

Summarizes the basal area law (RSA 227-J:9) which requires forested buffers be left along town and state roads, streams, and bodies of water following a timber harvest.

Deceptive Forestry Business Practices    

Summarizes the deceptive forestry business practices law (RSA 227-J:15) which requires a written contract, with mutually agreed upon prices and amounts, as well as a time-line for remuneration for all forest products subject to a "notice of intent to cut."

Guide to New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Laws    

Includes information on laws on current use assessment, timber tax, wetlands, timber trespass, deceptive business practices, basal area, slash and land conversion. Landowners, loggers, foresters, municipal officials and others will find what they need when planning or reviewing a timber harvest.

New Hampshire Timber Yield Tax Overview (RSA 79)    

Outlines the requirements of New Hampshire's timber tax law.

Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act    

Links to the NH DES webpage outlining current shoreland protection regulations for landowners, timber harvesters, developers, and others working near waterways and waterbodies in NH.

Slash Law    

Summarizes the slash law (RSA 227-J:10) which restricts where tree debris can be left after a timber harvest.

Timber Trespass    

Summarizes the timber trespass law (RSA 227-J:8) and the civil or a criminal penalties assessed.


Individual Tree Care and Backyard Conservation

Planting Trees in Designed and Built Community Landscapes    

Gives a checklist for success to plant and grow trees correctly, and to properly maintain new and older plantings.

Selecting an Arborist    

How to choose and hire and arborist to care for your trees.

The Tree Work Contract    

This document explains important elements in a tree work contract, for use with arborists and tree removal professionals. 


Land Protection and Community Conservation

Addressing Wildlife Habitat and Natural Resource Protection in Municipal Land Use Documents    

A document, published by NH Fish & Game and the Jordan Institute detailing how land use regulations can provide New Hampshire municipalities with tools for natural resource and wildlife habitat protection.

Basic Natural Resources Inventory Table    

Basic NRI Table 1 - revised 2011, taken from 2001 NRI Guide

Bath NRI in Wildlife Journal    

Bath NRI story in Jan/Feb 2013 Wildlife Journal

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Conservation Plan    

Links to regional conservation plan for Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, based in Deerfield, NH.

CAW - NHs Climate - Past and Future Changes    

CAW - NHs Climate - Past and Future

Conservation Campaign: Buck & Ike, town of Swanzey, NH    

Links to website of town of Swanzey, NH - an innovative conservation initiative using two oxen, "Buck and Ike" to promote land conservation.

Conservation Commission Materials - Town of Belmont, NH    

Links to website of the Town of Belmont, NH's conservation commission, with materials related to regulation and voluntary measures to protect wildlife and habitats.

Conservation Easements: A Step-by-Step Guide    

A 4-page how-to guide to conservation easements.

Conservation Plan for NHs Coastal Watersheds    

A conservation plan for the Seacoast region in NH, completed by TNC, SPNHF, the Rockingham Regional  Planning Commission, and the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, completed in 2010.

Conserving Your Land: Options for NH Landowners    

Links to the Forest Society website where you can order this NH-specific publication and connect with other online resources about land protection.

Critical Lands Index - town of Grantham, NH    

An index of conservation lands created by the town of Grantham, NH (2008)

Does Open Space Pay?     

This New Hampshire-based publication examines the other benefits -- financial and otherwise -- to communities of leaving land as open-space.

Ecological Design workshop    

Ecological Design workshop - Permaculture

Effective Community Communication - Best Practices    

Developing effective communication in your community takes time and the involvement, commitment and support of key individuals and organizations. However, the results will be worth it for all members. The following are important points to consider.

Epping NRI Maps    

Epping NRI Maps Sample Set

GRANIT GIS Data    

Website containing raw GIS data and other online tools for mapping of natural resources and other community resources in New Hampshire.

GRANIT View    

An online mapping program for the state of NH, that you can use to create maps that include many natural resource features.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series    

About the NH Wildlife Action Plan:  Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series publications.  Links to UNH Cooperative Extension website.

Habitat-Sensitive Site Design and Development Practices to Minimize the Impact of Development on Wildlife    

Links to the NH Dept. of Environmental Services website with factsheets about recommended methods for development that help protect wildlife habitat.

Habitats of Conservation Concern - NH Fish & Game Website    

Links to NH Fish & Game webpages describing 27 habitats of conservation concern identified in the NH Wildlife Action Plan.

How to Conduct Outreach, Education & Communication about Wildlife    

A task list from the "Taking Action for Wildlife" project with guidance about how to conduct public outreach related to wildlife and habitats.

How to Create a Wildlife Conservation Plan for Your Community    

Step-by-step guide for creating a conservation plan for wildlife

How to Incorporate Wildlife Information in Your Natural Resource Inventory    

Step by step guide for communities interested in incorporating wildlife into their natural resources inventories.

How to Manage & Restore Habitats on Community Land    

How to Manage & Restore Habitats on Community Land - a step by step guide from "Taking Action for Wildlife"

How to Protect Wildlife Habitats Through Voluntary Land Conservation    

How to Protect Wildlife Habitats Through Voluntary  Land Conservation

How to Use Regulations to Protect Wildlife    

A step-by-step list of how to use town regulations to help protect wildlife in NH.

Identification & Documentation of Vernal Pools in New Hampshire    

Anyone interested in locating vernal pools in their area -- landowners, towns or conservation groups -- can get detailed guidance from this complete how-to manual.

Incorporating Wildlife Action Plan Information into an NRI    

NH Fish & Game directions for how to incorporate NH Wildlife Action Plan information into a community's Natural Resource Inventory

Innovative Land Use Planning Techniques Handbook    

Covers development density, environmental characteristics, and site level design. Each of the 23 chapters includes model ordinances and regulations for use by NH municipalities interested in implementing the innovative land use techniques.

Land Conservation Plan for NH's Coastal Watersheds    

Links to Rockingham Planning Commission's website describing the planning process and linking to downloads of the Coastal Conservation Plan

Land Trusts of New Hampshire    

Links to Forest Society website, where a site is maintained listing all land trusts active in New Hampshire.

Minimizing the Impact of Development on Wildlife: Actions for Local Municipalities    

Links to a Dept. of Environmental Services webpage with factsheets that can assist local municipalities and towns with regulations and practices that are sensitive to wildlife and habitats. 

Natural Resource Inventory Maps - Suggested Maps    

A table showing the recommended maps to included in a Natural Resource Inventory, used by communities in New Hampshire. 

Natural Resource Inventory Maps - Town of Bradford, NH    

Download the maps created for the town of Bradford, NH's natural resource inventory (2009)

Natural Resources Inventory    

NRI Sample Outline

Natural Resources Inventory - Guide for Communities    

Learn about identifying and describing natural resources in a local setting in a natural resources inventory.  Communities will gain a strong foundation for land conservation planning and more informed decision making about natural resources.

Natural Resources Inventory - Town of Gilmanton, NH    

Materials related to the Natural Resource Inventory completed by the town of Gilmanton, NH (2004)

Natural Resources Inventory - town of Springfield, NH    

NRI done for town of Springfield, NH in 2008.

Newfields Vulnerability Documents    

Newfields Meeting Summaries

NH Land Trust Coalition    

NH  Land Trust Coalition Documents

NH Land Trust Coalition Web Documents    

NH Land Trust Coalition Web Documents

NH Method 2013 Excel Spreadsheet    

NH Method 2013 Excel Spreadsheet

NH Method Documents    

NH Method Documents

NH Wildlife Action Plan - Highest Ranked Habitats Map Explanation    

Links to NH Fish & Game website describing how the Highest Ranked Habitats Map is derived and created.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Ecoregions Map    

Links to NH Fish & Game website explaining NH ecoregions used in NH Wildlife Action Plan.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Maps - Explanation    

Links to NH Fish & Game website describing how the statewide maps were derived and created.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Watershed Groupings Map    

Links to NH Fish & Game website which explains the highest ranked habitat maps and the watershed groupings map.

NHLTC ADA workshop Materials    

Presentations and handouts for NHLTC March 7 workshop

NHLTC Judicial Decision    

Judicial Decisions Involving Land Conservation Issues

NROC Setting Goals, Redefining Boundaries    

NROC Setting Goals, Redefining Boundaries publication

NROC Stormwater Guide    

NROC Stormwater Guide - A birds eye view

NROC Stormwater Programs    

NROC Stormwater Programs

Photo Guide to NH's Natural Communities    

Website of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau.

Planning Your Wildlife Conservation Project    

Getting started with Community Planning for Wildlife Conservation

Preparing a Conservation Plan    

How to draft a conservation plan, including components, process, and implementation.

Saving Special Places 2013    

SSP 2013 Web documents

Saving Special Places 2014 Documents    

Saving Special Places 2014 website Documents

Saving Special Places Photo Release Form    

Saving Special Places Photo Release Form

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests    

Links to website of largest land trust in New Hampshire. 

TAFW Effingham     

TAFW Effingham Work Products

TAFW Effingham     

TAFW Effingham Work Products

TAFW Effingham     

TAFW Effingham Work Products

TAFW Fall 2013 Community Application    

TAFW Fall 2013 Community Application

TAFW Fall 2014 Community Application    

TAFW Fall 2014 Community Application

TAFW Summer 2013 Newsletter Articles     

TAFW Summer 2013 Articles

TAFW Winter 2013 Newsletter Articles    

TAFW Winter 2013 Newsletter Articles

Taking Action for Wildlife - Community Updates (Fall 2010)    

A tale of two communities, two lakes and 2,000 acres (Springfield and Keene - what they have accomplished to protect wildlife habitat)

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Fall 2012    

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Fall 2012

Threatend & Endangered Wildlife Species in NH    

A link to NH Fish & Game's website detailing the status of all federal- and state-listed threatened and endangered wildlife species.

UNH Durham Greenways    

Information about the open spaces on and around the UNH Durham campus

Wildlife Action Plan Critical Habitats And Possible Associated Species Master List    

Word Document - Wildlife Action Plan Critical Habitats And Possible Associated Species Master List

Wildlife Action Plan Study - Effingham Conservation Commission    

Links to a study done for the town of Effingham, NH to analyze natural resources based on the NH Wildlife Action Plan tools and resources.

Wildlife Habitat - Municipal Audit    

Links to NH Fish  & Game website describing how communities can conduct an audit of their land use regulations to determine how well they protect wildlife and habitat. 

WWCC Workshop 7 - Climate and Wildlife    

WWCC Workshop 7 - Climate and Wildlife - Flyer

Zoning Ordinance - Town of Belmont, NH    

Links to zoning ordinances in Belmont, NH several of which provide models for regulation designed to protect wildlife habitat (PDF)

Zoning Ordinance - Town of New Durham, NH    

Links to planning board site for the Town of New Durham, NH, including their zoning ordinance which provides examples of reguulatin to protect wildlife and habitats.


Local Forest Products

New Hampshire Firewood: How to Purchase Your Wood Supply    

A brochure which describes the legal definition of a cord in New Hampshire; How to measure a stack of firewood; Dry, green, or seasoned; How to store firewood; How topurchase firewood; Specifications; Precautions and Quarantines.

TAFW Ossipee    

TAFW Ossipee Work Products

TAFW Ossipee    

TAFW Ossipee Work Products


Logging and Milling

A Guide to Logging Aesthetics: Practical Tips for Loggers, Foresters, and Landowners    

This award-winning publication addresses planning and conducting a timber harvest with aesthetics in mind. Topics include truck roads, landings, skid trails, tree felling, administration, planning, and cost.

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control on Harvesting Operations in NH    

Guidelines for conducting forest management in and adjacent to wetlands and surface waters are known as best management practices. This booklet contains these guidelines, some of which are law.

Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting New Hampshire's Water Quality    

Describes Best Management Practices (BMPs) for protecting water quality during forest harvests.

Developing a Portable Sawmill Enterprise (order form)    

Reviews key considerations when investigating options to develop a portable sawmill enterprise.

Directory of Sawmills & Lumber Wholesalers In New Hampshire    

The New Hampshire Directory of Sawmills and Lumber Wholesalers is a resource for those looking to purchase or sell wood products. The directory is maintained by UNH Cooperative Extension. Businesses are listed with permission and an individual business listing does not constitute an endorsement by UNH Cooperative Extension.

Guide to the Perfect Sawmill Tour    

Here’s the guide to help you plan the perfect mill tour. Do your homework and your mill tour will be a guaranteed success. This guide outlines the planning process and provides you with easy-to-use checklists to make hosting an open house a stress-free event.

Major New Hampshire Species and Their Uses    

Trees of New Hampshire and their human uses.  

NH Best Log Scaling Practices Guide    

Log scale is the basis for most business transactions between buyers and sellers of logs. A log scale, or rule, is an estimate of sawn lumber volume that can be obtained from a given log.

Safe Timber Harvesting    

Describes safe timber harvesting practices, emphasizing personal safety, equipment maintenance; includes illustrations.

They Sawed Up a Storm - Women's Sawmill at Turkey Pond, New Hampshire    

Order Form

In 1942, a group of New Hampshire women operated a sawmill on the shores of Turkey Pond, Concord. The sawmill, one of two on the pond, was built by the U.S. Forest Service to saw up what remained of the logs stored in the water from the 1938 hurricane. The Sawed Up a Storm is a book about this group of women, the 1938 hurricane, timber salvage efforts and the determination of the people of New England.


Market Reports (Historical Information)

NH Forest Market Report, 1998-1999    

Includes price ranges for common forest products (sawlogs, firewood, pulp and chipwood) in New Hampshire statewide and by county. Also includes other product prices such as Christmas trees, maple, sawdust, shavings and bark. Information about selling forest products is included, as is some common and useful forestry tables.

NH Forest Market Report, 2000-2001    

Includes price ranges for common forest products (sawlogs, firewood, pulp and chipwood) in New Hampshire statewide and by county. Also includes other product prices such as Christmas trees, maple, sawdust, shavings and bark. Information about selling forest products is included, as is some common and useful forestry tables.


New Hampshire's Forests

2013 Draft NRS Course    

Stewards course

A Partial Listing of Publications on Tree and Shrub Identification    

Not intended to be a complete listing of tree and shrub identification books, published in 2003

Big Tree Profiles    

Essays about tree species found in New Hampshire, published by UNH Cooperative Extension and written by Natural Resource Volunteers.  Focus on Big Tree Specimens.

Distinguishing Characteristics of 56 Forest Trees    

Common New England trees are illustrated with a sketch and description of leaves or needles, twigs, fruit, and bark.

List of Big Trees in New Hampshire (Native Trees)    

Complete Listing of NH Big Trees (in accordance with American Forests' National Register of Big Trees). The list doesn't include non-native big trees.

List of New Hampshire Native Trees    

Nearly 70 native tree species are found in New Hampshire.They are listed by softwood and hardwood groups using common and latin names.

Photo Guide to NH's Natural Communities    

Website of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau.

Recreation: Habitats Newsletter (spring, 2005)    

Issue contents include: Forests For Whom and For What? Top 10 Recreation Spots You May Never Have Visited, Public Recreational Use of Private Property: To Post or Not to Post, Recreation on Conservation Easement Lands, Wildlife Viewing in New Hampshire, Backcountry Essentials, ATVs and Public Access, Visiting New Hampshire’s Biodiversity.

The Quest for Big Trees in NH    

The lovely forested suburban landscapes of NH were once farms and pastures, as evidenced by the endless network of stonewall snaking through our backyards and woodlots.  Obviously, these forests are second growth that reclaimed the land after the height of the agricultural heyday of the mid 1800s.  “Across much of New England (except for northern Maine and mountainous areas), 60 to 80 percent of the land was cleared for pasture, tillage, orchards, and buildings.”  New England Forests Through Time, Foster & O’Keefe, Harvard University Press, 2000, Pg.8.

Water Resources: Habitats Newsletter (spring, 2002)    

Issue covers: Why Saving Water Makes Sense, The Lake Chocorua Project, Geospatial Technologies Training Center, Local Water Protection Grants, Source Water Grants, Groundwater Availability Project, Water and Wildlife, Trees and Drought, Wildlife in the White Mountain National Forest.


Selling Timber

Five Indicators of a Good Timber Harvest    

Jon Nute, Hillsborough County Extension Forester, list five things to look for that indicate a "good" timber harvest.

New Hampshire's Licensed Foresters    

Description of New Hampshire's licensed forester law including relevant statutes and rules.  

Photos of Trees Marked for a Timber Harvest     

A photo guide to how foresters and loggers mark trees in a timber sale, including definitions of what each mark means. 

Selecting a Forester    

A fact sheet about why and how to select a forester to help you inventory, plan for, and manage your private or public land.  

The Timber Sale Contract    

Selling timber is a complicated matter that involves knowing about markets, tree values, future tree potential, laws, safety, liability, ground conditions, and a host of environmental factors. It may be a “once in a lifetime” event with long term consequences for yourself and your land. This fact sheet describes how timber is commonly sold, provides an overview of a well-written contract, reviews RSA 227-J:15 which requires a timber sale contract and includes a sample contract.

Timber Sale Guidelines    

Timber sale refers to any significant harvest of wood products involving an exchange of monies. Timber sales may involve sales of trees used to make lumber (sawtimber),fuelwood, whole tree chips, pulp, or any combination of these products. This fact sheet reviews what to consider before selling timber; who can help; how timber is commonly sold; and timber sale contracts.


Storm Damage

Disaster Assistance Available from the Farm Service Agency    

Describes financial assistance available to help woodlot owners recover from severe natural disasters.

Emergency Forest Restoration Payments- Are They Taxable Income?    

Gives suggestions as to how to treat payments made under the Emergency Forest Restoration Program for federal income tax purposes.

Estimating the Volume of Downed Trees     

Summarizes a quick and efficient method to estimate the volume of potentially salvageable timber blown over by heavy winds. This description presumes an understanding of standard methods for estimating standing timber.

Ice Storm '98 Resources    

Resources used to assist landowners and the public after the Ice Storm of 1998

Natural Disasters: Habitats Newsletter (winter, 1999)    

Issue covers natural disasters related to forests & wildlife:  Ice Storm 98 Revisited, Frog Deformaties, Stormwater Controls, Effects of storm damage on White Pines, Biodiversity conservation, Floodplain Forests, Keeping floodwaters down, Critical conservation intitiatives, Butterflies & skippers in Managed Forests

Specifications for Landowner Forest Stewardship Plan - Damage Assessments for Natural Disasters    

These instructions detail the minimum requirements needed to qualify as a natural disaster assessment. 

Tornado Damage and the Timber Tax    

This technical information release (TIR) provided information to municipalities and property owners regarding timber tax compliance as a result of the 2008 tornado


Wildlife

2013 Joint NRCS - UNHCE - NHFG Meeting    

Presentations from the joint UNHCE, NRCS, NHFG meeting held April 24, 2013 in Concord, NH

A Landowner's Guide to Inventorying and Monitoring Wildlife in New Hampshire    

This guide will help you become a better observer of wildlife, and help you understand the needs of different wildlife species and where they might be found on the land. You also will learn how to conduct your own inventory of different wildlife species and to monitor changes in their numbers over time. Finally, you will learn about statewide and national wildlife monitoring programs where your skills, knowledge, and data collection can contribute to broader wildlife studies.

A Landowners Guide to Woodcock Management in the Northeast    

Habitat management guide for American woodcock in the northeastern U.S.

A Landowner’s Guide to New England Cottontail Habitat Management    

New England’s only native cottontail rabbit species is in peril. Over the past few decades, the New England cottontail has seen significant declines throughout its range, and the ongoing trend of habitat loss will further threaten the species in coming years. Fortunately, private landowners are in a position to make a significant contribution to the restoration of the species.

Addressing Wildlife Habitat and Natural Resource Protection in Municipal Land Use Documents    

A document, published by NH Fish & Game and the Jordan Institute detailing how land use regulations can provide New Hampshire municipalities with tools for natural resource and wildlife habitat protection.

Bats and White Nose Syndrome    

NH Fish & Game Fact sheet

Beavers and Their Control     

Like all wildlife beaver have both positive and negative wildlife values. Their unique ability to construct dams and create substantial water impoundments can drastically change the ecology of wooded areas and natural marshes.

Bird Conservation - Habitats Newsletter (spring, 2003)    

Issue covers: Important Bird Areas, Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP), Trained Volunteers Conduct Grassland Bird Surveys, Goshawk Nesting Habitat in the White Mountains, Piping Plovers and Terns in NH, Citizen-science in Bird Monitoring and Research, Birding: A Personal View, Personal Notes on Breeding Bird Surveys, Managing for Birds, Nature Trails Become Tourism Focus, Conservation Planning for New Hampshire’s Wildlife.

Bird Feeders    

 No birds come to my new feeder; what is wrong?

Coverts - Volunteer Agreement    

Volunteer agreement form for NH Coverts Project volunteers

Coverts Application 2013    

Application for the 2013 Coverts Workshop

Coverts Evaluation Form 2013    

Evaluation form from the 2013 Coverts Workshop

Coverts Project - Advisory Committee Minutes    

Notes from the NH Coverts Project Advisory Committee meetings

Coverts Project - Annual Reports    

Reports detailing statistics, training, and volunteer accomplishments of the NH Coverts Project volunteers.  Online reports begin in 2002 - earlier reports available upon request from project coordinator. 

Coverts Project - Program Evaluation 2002    

An evaluation of the NH Coverts Project, completed in 2002

Coverts Project - Program Update Blog    

A blog with postings about wildlife volunteer events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities related to the NH Coverts Project volunteer program.

Coverts Project Brochure    

A 2-page brochure describing the NH Coverts Project, a wildlife volunteer program sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Fish & Game.

Coverts Project Newsletter - Making Tracks    

Archived issues of the newsletter of the NH Coverts Project, a wildlife volunteer program. 

Coverts Workshop Agenda - Current    

The agenda for the NH Coverts Project workshop, an annual training session for wildlife volunteers, coordinated by UNH Cooperative Extension with support from NH Fish & Game and the NH Division of Forests & Lands

Coverts Workshop- 2013    

Presentations from the 2013 Coverts Project Workshop, Greenfield, 18-21, 2013

Coverts Workshop-2010    

Presentations used at the 2010 Coverts Project Workshop, Greenfield NH, Sept. 23-26, 2010

Coverts Workshop-2011    

Presentations from the 2011 Coverts Project Workshop, Greenfield NH, September 21-24, 2011

Coverts Workshop-2012    

Presentations from the Coverts Workshop, Greenfield, NH October 3-6, 2012

East Foss Farm Interpretive Trail Guide    

East Foss Farm, a 164 acre land tract, is owned by the University of New Hampshire. It is actively managed by the Woodlands and Natural Areas Office under the direction of the Woodlands and Natural Areas Committee, a campus interdepartmental and inter-disciplinary group. Used by the university for teaching and research, the property is open to the public for recreational purposes.

Fall 2011 TAFW Newsletter    

Fall 2011 Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Articles

Fall 2011 TAFW Newsletter    

Fall 2011 Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Articles

For the Birds - Bird Feeding Tips    

If you’ve tried to attract and feed birds in the past, but the venture was never really a success, it may be because you were lacking a few basic pieces of information. Just a few tips on where to place your feeders, what to put in them, and what feeder types are attractive to which species can make the difference between success and failure.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series    

About the NH Wildlife Action Plan:  Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series publications.  Links to UNH Cooperative Extension website.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series - Headwater Streams    

This brochure focuses on headwater streams as wildlife habitat, including how to identify good habitat, threats to these habitats, which wildlife are found in headwater streams, and what landowners can do to help protect these areas for wildlife.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series - Hemlock Hardwood Pine Forests    

A brochure focusing on the wildlife of hemlock-hardwood-pine forests in New Hampshire, how to recognize this habitat, and why these forests are important.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series - Northern Hardwood-Conifer Forests    

This brochure focuses on wildlife found in northern hardwood-conifer forests, and provides information about how landowners can provide habitat and care for it to help wildlife in need of conservation.

Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series - Shorelines    

This brochure focuses on the wildlife habitat value of shorelines in New Hampshire, including wildlife that use shorelines, how to identify high quality shorelines, and what landowners can do to help wildlife that depend on shoreline habitat.  

Habitat Stewardship Brochures - Ordering Information Flyer    

A handout on how to order the Habitat Stewardship Brochure

Habitat Stewardship Series: Appalachian oak-pine forests    

This source focuses on the species of Appalachian oak-pine forests, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important.

Habitat Stewardship Series: Floodplain Forests    

This source examines species of floodplain forests, how to recognize floodplain forests, and why they are important.

Habitat Stewardship Series: Grasslands    

This source focuses on the species of grasslands, how to recognize grasslands, and why they are important. 

Habitat Stewardship Series: Lowland Spruce-Fir Forests    

This source focuses on the species of lowland spruce-fir forests, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important.

Habitat Stewardship Series: Marsh & Shrub Wetlands     

This source focuses on the species of marsh and shrub wetlands, how to recognize marsh and shrub wetlands, and why they are important. 

Habitat Stewardship Series: Peatlands    

This source focuses on the wildlife species that inhabit peatland habitats, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important.

Habitat Stewardship Series: Shrublands    

This source focuses on the species of shublands, how to recognize these habitats, and why they are important

Habitat Stewardship Series: Vernal Pools     

This source focuses on the species of vernal pools, how to recognize vernal pools, and why they are important.

Habitat-Sensitive Site Design and Development Practices to Minimize the Impact of Development on Wildlife    

Links to the NH Dept. of Environmental Services website with factsheets about recommended methods for development that help protect wildlife habitat.

Habitats of Conservation Concern - NH Fish & Game Website    

Links to NH Fish & Game webpages describing 27 habitats of conservation concern identified in the NH Wildlife Action Plan.

How to Conduct Outreach, Education & Communication about Wildlife    

A task list from the "Taking Action for Wildlife" project with guidance about how to conduct public outreach related to wildlife and habitats.

How to Create a Wildlife Conservation Plan for Your Community    

Step-by-step guide for creating a conservation plan for wildlife

How to Incorporate Wildlife Information in Your Natural Resource Inventory    

Step by step guide for communities interested in incorporating wildlife into their natural resources inventories.

How to Manage & Restore Habitats on Community Land    

How to Manage & Restore Habitats on Community Land - a step by step guide from "Taking Action for Wildlife"

How to Protect Wildlife Habitats Through Voluntary Land Conservation    

How to Protect Wildlife Habitats Through Voluntary  Land Conservation

How to Use Regulations to Protect Wildlife    

A step-by-step list of how to use town regulations to help protect wildlife in NH.

Identification & Documentation of Vernal Pools in New Hampshire    

Anyone interested in locating vernal pools in their area -- landowners, towns or conservation groups -- can get detailed guidance from this complete how-to manual.

Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forests for Wildlife: A Guide for the Northeast     

Written primarily by state and federal wildlife biologists and foresters, this guide will provide you with important information on how to maintain and restore these habitats on the lands you own or manage. Whether you are a novice or an experienced land manager, this guide will provide helpful information anyone can

Managing Riparian Forests    

A fact sheet about management options to protect riparian (or "floodplain") forest habitats.

Minimizing the Impact of Development on Wildlife: Actions for Local Municipalities    

Links to a Dept. of Environmental Services webpage with factsheets that can assist local municipalities and towns with regulations and practices that are sensitive to wildlife and habitats. 

More Harm Than Good - Why Not To Feed Deer    

Cautions against feeding deer which often makes them more vulnerable to starvation, predation, disease, and vehicle collisions, among other things.

New England Cottontail Habitat Plantings    

Volunteer Opportunity

New England Cottontail Rabbits in New Hampshire    

A brochure describing the habitat needs and distribution of the state-endangered New England Cottontail Rabbit in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire's Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines with Wildlife Value    

Chart showing native plants and their value to wildlife (which parts are eaten by which species)

NH Threatened & Endangered Species Act: RSA 212-A    

State enabling legislation for defining threatened & endangered species in NH.

NH Wildlife Action Plan    

Links to NH Fish & Game website with complete information, including downloads, about the NH Wildlife Action Plan. 

NH Wildlife Action Plan - HABITAT PROFILES    

Downloadable appendices on habitat types from the NH Wildlife Action Plan.

NH Wildlife Action Plan - Highest Ranked Habitats Map Explanation    

Links to NH Fish & Game website describing how the Highest Ranked Habitats Map is derived and created.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Critical Habitats, Species, Threats    

WILDLIFE ACTION PLAN CRITICAL HABITATS AND POSSIBLE ASSOCIATED SPECIES

NH Wildlife Action Plan Ecoregions Map    

Links to NH Fish & Game website explaining NH ecoregions used in NH Wildlife Action Plan.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Fact Sheet    

NH Wildlife Action Plan - Keeping Common Species Common

NH Wildlife Action Plan Maps - Explanation    

Links to NH Fish & Game website describing how the statewide maps were derived and created.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Profiles - REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS    

Downloadable appendices on NH reptiles and amphibians of conservation concern; from the NH Wildlife Action Plan

NH Wildlife Action Plan Species Profiles - BIRDS    

A series of 49 profiles for bird species of conservation concern, compiled for the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan (published in February, 2007).

NH Wildlife Action Plan Species Profiles - INVERTEBRATES    

A series of downloadable profiles of invertebrates of conservation concern in NH;  from the NH Wildlife Action Plan.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Species Profiles - MAMMALS    

A series of downloadable profiles of mammals of conservation concern in NH; from the NH Wildlife Action Plan

NH Wildlife Action Plan Watershed Groupings Map    

Links to NH Fish & Game website which explains the highest ranked habitat maps and the watershed groupings map.

NH Wildlife Action Plan: Habitats Newsletter (spring, 2006)    

Issue covers: Introducing the NH Wildlife Action Plan, Current Conditions for Wildlife & Habitats, Species Profile: Bobcat, Habitat Profile: Floodplain Forest, Threats to Wildlife, Conservation Strategies, WAP Relevance to Landowners and Foresters, What the WAP Means to Conservationists & Planners, Viewpoint: For the Health of the Land… and Ourselves.

Nuisance Wildlife in and Around the Home    

This fact sheet contains some basic guidelines for dealing with wild animals in and around the home. The suggestions come from Cooperative Extension specialists and wildlife biologists at Wildlife Services, a federally and cooperatively-funded branch of the US Department of Agriculture that specializes in reducing human-wildlife conflicts.

Planning Your Wildlife Conservation Project    

Getting started with Community Planning for Wildlife Conservation

Protecting and Enhancing Shorelands for Wildlife     

This source offers information about the wildlife of shorelands and recommends plants which will promote that wildlife.

Rare Plants of New Hampshire    

Fact sheets featuring rare plant species of New Hampshire

Rare Wildlife of New Hampshire    

This series of factsheets on New Hampshire's threatened and endangered plants and animals was developed to assist foresters, loggers, landowners, and other land managers in identifying, protecting, and managing rare species and their habitats.

Restoring Old-Growth Characteristics    

Introduces some of the habitat features of old-growth forests, outlines management options and resources for restoring these features to your woodlands, and discusses opportunities to realize both economic and ecological benefits from your forest.

Speaking for Wildlife - A Garden for Wildlife Presentation    

This is the script for volunteer presenters delivering "A Garden for Wildlife" talk in the Speaking for Wildlife program.

Speaking for Wildlife - A Garden for Wildlife Press Release    

sample press release for use with "A Garden for Wildlife" talk in the Speaking for Wildlife Program

Speaking for Wildlife - A Garden for Wildlife Sample Flyer    

Sample flyer to be used by volunteers delivering the "Garden for Wildlife" talk.  

Speaking for Wildlife - Audience Feedback Form    

Use this printable form to get feedback from your audience members.

Speaking for Wildlife - Birds Bats and Butterflies - Sample Flyer    

A sample flyer announcing your Backyard Habitat presentation (MS Word format). You will need to fill in the details.

Speaking for Wildlife - Birds Bats and Butterflies Presentation    

This is a script of the "Birds, Bats & Butterflies: Keeping Common Wildlife Common" presentation in a printable pdf format. It includes slides and notes. Use it to practice your talk.

Speaking for Wildlife - Birds Bats and Butterflies Press Release    

A sample press release for your talk (MS Word format). You will need to fill in the details.

Speaking for Wildlife - Brochure    

Wildlife volunteers offering free public talks and walks in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley

Speaking for Wildlife - Field Walk - Sample Flyer    

A sample flyer announcing your walk (MS Word format). You will need to fill in the details.

Speaking for Wildlife - Habitat Maps for All Towns in NH    

Use .jpg versions of NH Fish & Game Habitat Maps to personalize or localize your Speaking for Wildlife Presentations.

Speaking for Wildlife - How to Deliver an Effective Presentation    

This document includes tips for public speaking and on the best practices for designing a slide/Powerpoint presentation.

Speaking for Wildlife - How to Lead a Guided Walk    

A complete guide for planning and executing a field walk in your community.

Speaking for Wildlife - LCD-How to Connect to a computer    

A refresher about how to set up and run the presentation equipment.

Speaking for Wildlife - List of Volunteer Handouts and Kit Contents    

A list of handouts & contents of SFW kits, housed in UNHCE county offices

Speaking for Wildlife - Nature of New Hampshire Presentation    

Includes a printable copy of the "Nature of NH: Natural Communities of the Granite State" presentation and presenter's notes. (PDF format) 

Speaking for Wildlife - Nature of NH HANDOUT    

"Visiting NH's Biodiversity" handout and order form

Speaking for Wildlife - Nature of NH Press Release    

For use by Speaking for Wildlife volunteers as a revisable press release

Speaking for Wildlife - NH Bats Presentation    

A printable .pdf version of the NH Bats presentation used by Speaking for Wildlife volunteers. 

Speaking for Wildlife - NH Bats Sample Flyer    

A sample promotional flyer that you can adapt for the NH Bats presentation (MS Word format)

Speaking for Wildlife - NH Bats Sample Press Release    

A sample press release about "NH Bats" to be used for promoting the Speaking for Wildlife presentation - in MSWord for adaptation by volunteers.

Speaking for Wildlife - NH Wild History Sample Flyer    

A sample flyer announcing your Backyard Habitat presentation (MS Word format). You will need to fill in the details.

Speaking for Wildlife - NH's Wild History Presentation    

Speaker's notes for "New Hampshire's Wild History: 350 Years of Wildlife in NH"

Speaking for Wildlife - NH's Wild History Press Release    

A sample press release for your talk (MS Word format). You will need to fill in the details.

Speaking for Wildlife - Powerpoint Basics    

A refresher about how to set up and run the presentation equipment and play with Powerpoint.

Speaking for Wildlife - Presenter Self Evaluation    

For Speaking for Wildlife Presenters:  How did your presentation go?  Fill out this brief online questionaire after each SFW presentation.

Speaking for Wildlife - Presenters Checklist    

Use this checklist to help plan and execute your presentation.

Speaking for Wildlife - Press Release    

Volunteers and staff can adapt this press release to raise awareness about the Speaking for Wildlife Program to advertise the availability of talks.

Speaking for Wildlife - Sign in sheet    

Print out several copies of this for your presentation - try to get everyone to sign in before you start your presentation.

Speaking for Wildlife - The Nature of New Hampshire Press Release    

Sample press release to be used to promote "The Nature of NH" Speaking for Wildlife program.

Speaking for Wildlife - The Nature of New Hampshire Promotional Flyer    

A sample promotional flyer to be used with the "Nature of NH Promotional Flyer"

Speaking for Wildlife - Volunteer Agreement    

The volunteer agreement required to participate in Speaking for Wildlife

Speaking for Wildlife - Wildflower and Groundcover Plants with Wildlife Value    

A handout for the "Garden for Wildlife" presentation, listing recommended wildflowers and groundcovers with wildlife and pollinator value.

Stewardship Network: Invasives    

Garlic mustard life cycle (from Hanover Biodiversity Committee, Hanover, NH; March 2014)

Stewardship Network: New England - Southeast Hub    

Notes from our meeting held on March 18, 2014

 

TAFW Winter 2013 Newsletter Articles    

TAFW Winter 2013 Newsletter Articles

Taking Action for Wildlife - Community Updates (Fall 2010)    

A tale of two communities, two lakes and 2,000 acres (Springfield and Keene - what they have accomplished to protect wildlife habitat)

Taking Action for Wildlife - Good Forestry (Fall 2010)     

Good Forestry in the Granite State update in the Fall 2010 Issue of Taking Action for Wildlife

Taking Action for Wildlife - Knowing Vernal Pools (Fall 2010)    

Green Mountain Conservation Group's vernal pool program

Taking Action for Wildlife - Managing Land Economically (Fall 2010)    

Landowner Fred Ernst - story of how he is managing his land for wildlife and doing so in a way that makes good economic sense.

Taking Action for Wildlife - New England Cottontail Management (Fall 2010)    

Article about management of New England Cottontail habitat

Taking Action for Wildlife - Wildlife Action Plan fact Sheet    

Taking Action for Wildlife - Wildlife Action Plan fact Sheet

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter    

Archive copies of the "Taking Action for Wildlife" Newsletter, published by UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Fish & Game. 

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter - Sign Up Sheet    

A Handout/Signup Sheet to add people to the "Taking Action for Wildlife" newsletter list.  

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Articles Winter 2011    

Launching takingactionforwildlife.org

Taking Action for Wildlife Individual Newsletter Articles Winter 2011?

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Fall 2012    

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Fall 2012

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Spring 2011    

Spring 2011 Newsletter - articles Taking Action for Wildlife

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Summer 2012    

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Summer 2012

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Winter 2012    

Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Winter 2012

Taking Action for Wildlife Rack Card    

A publication by NH Fish & Game and UNH Cooperative Extension promoting the joint "Taking Action for Wildlife" website.

TakingActionForWildlife.org - Handout about web resources    

A .pdf handout about what is available on the website TakingActionforWildlife.org

The Importance of Hydroperiod in Wetland Assessment    

Describes a biologically-based method for determining what species of amphibians will use any given wetland by assessing wetlands based on their hydroperiod, the length of time and portion of the year that a wetland holds water. Understanding hydroperiod is an important initial step in guiding management decisions aimed at minimizing or avoiding loss or degradation of wetlands that provide significant amphibian breeding habitat within an area.

The State of NH Birds: A Conservation Guide    

A new user-friendly publication (Aug 2011) based on an earlier technical report about the State of NH's Birds.  Full color, with conservation strategies, arranged by habitat type.

The Stewardship Network - New England    

April 3, 2014 E-Newsletter

The Stewardship Network - New England    

April 14, 2014 E-News Bulletin

The Stewardship Network - New England E-Newsletter    

March 12, 2014 - Website launching

The Stewardship Network New England E-Newsletter    

March 12, 2014; Free Webcast, Statewide Citizen Data Collection

The Stewardship Network New England Engagement Initiative - Executive Summary     

Executive Summary of  The Stewardship Network: New England's stakeholder engagement initiative undertaken in fall 2013

The Stewardship Network New England Engagement Initiative - Full Report    

Full report of the Fall 2013 stakeholder engagement initiative to get The Stewardship Network: New England started.

 

The Stewardship Network New England March 18 E-Newsletter    

Kickoff for Seacoast Stewardship Hub

The Stewardship Network: New England Fact Sheet    

1 page project description - 11-18-2013 update

Threatend & Endangered Wildlife Species in NH    

A link to NH Fish & Game's website detailing the status of all federal- and state-listed threatened and endangered wildlife species.

Timber Rattlesnake    

Fact sheet about rattlesnakes in NH.

UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Webpages    

Links to the University of NH Cooperative Extension webpages focused on wildlife, habitats, and habitat management.  Includes workshops, publications, and volunteer information.

Wagon Hill Farm Stewardship Plan - Durham NH (2009)    

A stewardship plan written by Ellen Snyder for a conservation parcel owned by the Town of Durham, NH; includes wildlife habitat recommendations along with other natural resource stewardship guidelines.

Wildlife Habitat - Municipal Audit    

Links to NH Fish  & Game website describing how communities can conduct an audit of their land use regulations to determine how well they protect wildlife and habitat. 

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Series    

A series of fact sheets about how to improve your land for wildlife - including Farmlands, Wetlands, and Forest Habitats.

Wildlife Sightings Database Handout    

Explains how to use and where to find NH Fish & Game's Wildlife Sightings Database.

Wildlife Species of Special Concern - NH Fish & Game Definition    

Definition of what is a species of special concern, according to the NH Fish & Game Dept., updated in 2009.  Links directly to a .pdf document (231 KB).

Winter Tick    

Winter tick is the only species of one-host tick in New Hampshire. Unlike other hard ticks, which feed on two or more hosts in their lives, it remains on a single host. Moose are the most common and severely impacted host for winter tick.

Your Backyard Guide: Helping Reptiles & Amphibians    

A fact sheet about how to make your backyard better habitat for amphibians


Woodlot Management

Common Prescribed Burning Prescription Parameters in Northeastern Fuels    

Prescribed fire is an important management tool in select northeastern United States habitats. This paper presents prescription parameters that are commonly used in northeastern United States fuels (grass, shrub, timber, slash) and habitats.

Directory of Licensed Foresters Offering Services to Private Landowners in New Hampshire    

An online database of foresters licensed in New Hampshire who provide services to private landowners and others. It is maintained by UNH Cooperative Extension. The names are supplied by the State of NH Board of Licensure for Foresters. Additional information is provided by the listed foresters. This listing doesn't constitute an endorsement.

Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Key to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions    

Fourth edition published in 2012 and examines the most common situations noncorporate taxpayers face when calculating federal income tax on their timber holdings. It addresses the type of forest activity, how to qualify for best tax treatment, and reporting and tax forms for many common situations. Taxpayers should consult the other sources of information listed at the end of this publication for a more comprehensive discussion of these issues.

Firewood: Estimating the Volume of Standing Trees    

Gives a "quick and dirty" method for estimating the amount of firewood in a stand or on a woodlot.

Forest Landowners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax (Ag Handbook 731)    

This guide updates and supersedes Agriculture Handbook No.718, Forest Landowners’ Guide to the Federal Income Tax, incorporating new tax legislation that was passed and administrative changes promulgated through September 30, 2012.

Forest Resource Management: A Landowner's Guide to Getting Started (order form)    

You can realize your full potential as a steward of your forest by using this guide, entitled Forest Resource Management: A Landowner’s Guide to Getting Started.

Forest Soils    

A complete listing of New Hampshire's important forest soils by county. Important forest soils groupings help landowners and managers evaluate the relative productivity of soils and understand patterns of plant succession and how soil and site interactions influence management decisions.

Forest Stewardship Plans and Financial Assistance    

Various materials and federal application forms related to cost-share/financial assistance programs administered through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire    

Second edition 2010. The purpose of this guide is to provide New Hampshire landowners, and the professionals that work with them, practical recommendations on sustainable management practices for individual forest ownerships. From this website, the entire book or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as pdfs or individual chapters can be viewed and printed as html.

Heating with Wood and Coal    

This book is intended to provide basic information on using wood or coal for home heating. Choosing a fuel, fireplaces, stoves, and furnaces are discussed. Stove installation basics and safety are reviewed. Intended for homeowners and educators.

Help for Landowners: Financial Assistance/Cost-Sharing Programs    

Cost-Share/Financial Assistance for Landowners

Helpful Characteristics for Identifying Shrubs in Winter    

The habit (form), twigs, fruit, bark and habitat (where they grow) are described for common New Hampshire trees and shrubs along with a color illustration of the twigs and buds.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid    

Fact sheet about hemlock woolly adelgid, a forest pest affecting eastern hemlock trees.

High Grade Harvesting: Understand the impacts, know your options    

High grading "takes the best and leaves the rest." Learn how to recognize high grading and why this method of cutting trees isn't recommended.

Income Tax Deduction for Timber Casualty Loss    

Describes when "casualty losses" may be claimed for timber damaged or destroyed by hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, high winds and other storms.

Know Your Trees    

An 80-page tree identification booklet from Cornell.

Landowner Goal Assessment    

A worksheet for landowners to write their goals for owning their land.

Landowner Profiles    

These inspirational stories show how UNH Cooperative Extension works with landowners to care for New Hampshire's forests.

Managing Riparian Forests    

A fact sheet about management options to protect riparian (or "floodplain") forest habitats.

NH Forest Resources Plan (April 1996)    

The State of New Hampshire's forestry plan written in 1996.

Northeastern Forest Regeneration Handbook: A Guide for Forest Owners, Harvesting Practitioners, and Public Officials    

Reviews factors affecting regeneration including past land use history, environmental factors (light, moisture, soil), and natural disturbance. Covers silvicultural techniques to regenerate and gives specific recommendations to regenerate oak, maple, white pine, birch, beech and spruce. Revised 2013. Available for online access and as a high resolution pdf suitable for printing.

Owning a Piece of the Forest: A Primer for Current and Prospective NH Landowners    

An overview of topics for new or existing forest landowners including surveying the land; forest stewardship planning; common forest types; taxes, land protection; and where to get help.

Planting and Care of Tree Seedlings    

Fact sheet on the planting and care of tree seedlings

Publications Available from Forestry Information Center    

A list of publications are available through the UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry Information Center. If you are interested in receiving any, please check them off and return the list to: Forestry Information Center, 211 Nesmith Hall, 131 Main Street Durham, NH 03824-3597.

Selecting a Forester    

A fact sheet about why and how to select a forester to help you inventory, plan for, and manage your private or public land.  

Silvicultural Options for Managing Hemlock Forests Threatened by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid    

The introduced hemlock woolly adelgid continues to migrate north into New England, causing widespread hemlock decline and mortality, leading to associated salvage and pre-salvage cutting across the region.

Silvicultural Principles for NH Forest Types    

The core text for the NH Professional Logger Program, Fundamentals of Forestry workshop.

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners    

Tax tips for forest landowners updated every year by experts with the USDA Forest Service.

The USDA Farm Bill: What Is In It For Woodland Owners    

Financial assistance programs for woodlot owners described.

Timber Harvesting and Silviculture    

A 4-page fact sheet with tips to ensure a successful timber sale.

Tree and Stand Measurement    

Illustrates and describes how to measure the diameter and height of trees and to use that information and forest sampling methods to estimate the volume of timber on a woodlot. Includes useful charts and formulas.

UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry and Wildlife Staff List    

How to get in touch with UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry & Wildlife Staff

Water in the Woods    

Presentations, handouts and other resources from the Water in the Woods Workshop held at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest on October 17, 2017

Woodlot Boundary Line Marking    

In addition to emphasizing the importance of clearly marked woodlot boundary lines, provides general guidelines for locating, blazing and painting boundary lines.

Woods Forum Landowner Information Packet    

Handouts from woods forums held by UNH Cooperative Extension and the Monadnock Conservancy. Designed to answer "frequently asked questions" by landowners interested in caring for their land.


Workshop Proceedings

14th Annual Blackfly Breakfast    

Presentations from the 14th Blackfly Breakfast with the featured panel: Changing Attitudes, Changing Towns- Timber Harvesting in New Hampshire Today

2001 Workshop Proceedings: Forest Measurements for Natural Resource Professionals     

Sampling & Management of Coarse Woody Debris- October 12: Getting the Most from Your Cruise- October 19: Cruising Hardware & Software for Foresters- November 9

Bringing Research to New Hampshire's Forests    

Proceedings from a September 2008 Workshop at Fox State Forest, Hillsborough looks at 75 years of research including a blue stain study and crop tree management.

Coverts Workshop-2010    

Presentations used at the 2010 Coverts Project Workshop, Greenfield NH, Sept. 23-26, 2010

Estate Planning- November 18, 2009    

Presentations given at the Nov. 18, 2009 workshop on Estate Planning for Private Landowners in NH, especially related to land conservation.

Federal Timber Income Taxes- November 17, 2009    

Workshop presentations and handouts including: establishing capital accounts, basis and record-keeping; reforestation tax incentives; cost-share and conservation payments; passive loss rules; operating expenses and carrying charges; depreciation and section 179 deduction; timber sale income; involuntary conversion; forest taxation; and Christmas trees.

Forest Health Issues in New Hampshire- December 2005    

Topics include: white pine decline, beech bark disease, emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, butternut canker, hemlock woolly adelgid, and invasive plants.

Forest Health Issues in New Hampshire- December 2008    

Topics include: elongate hemlock scale, hemlock woolly adelgid, oak wilt, tree response to the ice storm of 1998, Sirex noctilio, invasive plants, emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, global warming and wildlife, and firewood as a means of spreading forest pests.

Forestry for the Birds- Presentations from the Mud Season Breakfast, May 11, 2010    

Focus on using forest management to manage for a variety of birds.

Implementing Uneven-aged Management in New England. Is It Practical? 2006 Workshop Proceedings    

Presenters revisited some of the key factors that define uneven-aged management and looked at how it is being implemented in our major forest types.

Implementing Uneven-aged Management- Presentations from a workshop held April 13 and June 22, 2006    

Presentations from a workshop held April 13 and June 22, 2006

Managing White Pine in a New Millenium: 2003 Workshop Proceedings     

Proceedings from a 2-day symposium for foresters to disseminate the latest research and practice on white pine management, measurement, condition, and regeneration.

Manchester: A City of Trees. A Survey of Street Trees in Manchester. NH     

Describes a survey conducted in 1998 in Manchester using a statistically accurate method of estimating the species composition of an urban street tree population quickly, and accurately, with an acceptable level of error.

Moving Toward Sustainable Forestry: Lessons From Old Growth    

The 2004 conference was dedicated to furthering the scientific understanding and conservation of old growth forests in the eastern US and Canada and promoting sound forest management, informed by an understanding of old growth forest dynamics. The conference featured scientific research that emerged since the prior conference of 2000 and provided a forum for discussing the identification, protection and use of old growth forests on a working landscape.

NHLTC ADA handout    

March 2013 NHLTC Workshop ADA Handout

 

North Country Community Master Plans and the Forest Resource     

Master plans were assessed in 1993 and recommendations made as to how communities could incorporate forestry considerations into their planning.

Northern Red Oak Regeneration: Biology and Silviculture     

Reviews the problems with oak regeneration, the biology of seed production and makes recommendations to improve the chances of obtaining adequate red oak regeneration.

Proceedings for Tree Investment Workshop, 1999.    

Papers about the financial aspects of tree growth and yield.

Pulling the Trigger: Even-Aged Silviculture- October 13 & 14, 2011    

Workshop presentations and handouts from a two-day workshop focused on the pros, cons, and "how-to" conduct overstory removals.

Residual Stand Damage Proceedings     

Held on August 16, 2001, the residual stand damage workshop focused on the impact of residual stand damage to forest health and vigor; the economic and silvicultural implications; and ways to assess harvesting damage.

The Wood Energy Challenge: Researching the Potential for New or Expanded Low-Grade Wood Resource Markets in NH While Facing the Forest Damagae Caused by the January 1998 Ice Storm     

Describes the potential for maintaining or expanding existing low-grade wood markets in New Hampshire and identify, over the next 3-5 years, new markets for low-grade wood.

Using Fire To Control Invasive Plants: What's New, What Works in the Northeast    

A symposium, Using Fire to Control Invasive Plants: What’s New, What Works in the Northeast?, was held on January 24, 2003. Researchers and fire managers presented results and observations from their work.

Using the NH DataCheck Tool and the new Wetlands Minimum Impact Forestry Notification Form    

Handouts from a November 2012 workshop on Using the NH DataCheck Tool and the new Wetlands Minimum Impact Forestry Notification Form

Wetland Identification and Delineation- September 2011    

Workshop presentations and handouts covering the three wetland parameters (plants, soil, and hydrology) and office-based tools and field methods for identifying and delineating wetlands.


Youth

NH Forests Forever - An Instructional Guide    

This guide offers educators a framework for using the New Hampshire Forests Forever CD in theirclassroom. 


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