WHAT DOES

NHACC Do?

NHACC is a nonprofit conservation organization that provides education and assistance to New Hampshire's local conservation commissions.

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WHAT DO

Conservation Commissions do?

Conservation commissions are local conservation volunteers who work to study and protect natural resources.

Conservation commissions are very active in New Hampshire!

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HOW

You Can Help.

Volunteer.
Invest In Your Local Community.
Consider Land Conservation.
And Above All - VOTE!

Click here to read about the many ways that you can help conservation in New Hampshire.

Conservation News and Events

2/28/16 Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshops

Identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks can greatly expand your understanding for what wildlife species are using the land you manage, and how wildlife respond to your habitat management activities. Join Extension wildlife biologist, Emma Tutein, and our guest tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest and wetland habitats in search of winter wildlife tracks and signs and provide you instruction for how to identify and use wildlife sign to interpret wildlife behavior and habitat use.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - Burley Farm, Epping, NH

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - Cold River Farm, North Sandwich, NH

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Sullivan County Farm, Unity, NH

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

This workshop is offered on three different days and on three different properties where we expect to encounter tracks and signs from a variety of wildlife species. All workshops are entirely outdoors so please come prepared to spend the day in the weather conditions forecasted for the day.

Fee: $40.00

Audience: All are welcome. Specific instruction included for: natural resource professionals, conservation commission members, and landowners

Schedule:

9:00 -9:30 am      Registration
9:30 - noon:         Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
Noon – 12:30:       Lunch in the field (bring your own)
12:30 – 2:00:       Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
2:00pm:               Adjourn


CEU’S

SAF Category 1 - 4.0 CEUs
NH Licensed Forester 4.0 CEU

REGISTER HERE

In cooperation with New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.

For more information about the program, contact: Matt Tarr 603-862-3594 or email  matt.tarr@unh.edu

Questions about registration, contact: Annarie Van Coesant 603-862-1028 or

email annarie.vancoesant@unh.edu

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1/21/16 Legislative Update

The NH Legislature is hard at work and NHACC is tracking several bills.

HB1686 -FN 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text [HTML] [PDF]    Title: repealing the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP)

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: Committee recommendation by unanimous vote: Inexpedient to Legislate

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Finance

NHACC and several other conservation organizations sent a strong letter in opposition to this bill!


 

SB440 -FN 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text [HTML] [PDF] 

  Audio Files    Title: repealing the repeal of certain fees in the shoreland protection act.

G-Status: SENATE

House Status:

Senate Status: REPORT FILED - Committee recommendation: Ought to Pass

Next/Last Comm: SENATE Ways and Means


 

HB1517 

Session Year 2016 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text [HTML] [PDF]    This bill reduces the minimum distance (from 20 feet to 10 feet) that an 

exempt temporary seasonal dock must be from abutting property.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: Communicate with the HOUSE Resources, Recreation and Development Committee 

if you have concerns about this bill.


 

Hearing Next Week:

HB1589 -FN 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text [HTML] [PDF]    Title: prohibiting the transportation of exotic aquatic weeds.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Resources, Recreation and Development

Next/Last Hearing: 01/26/2016 at 01:00 PM    Legislative Office Building Room 305


 

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1/15/16 NH Legislature - Pipeline Bills

Interested in the proposed pipeline?

HB1101 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: prohibiting charges to New Hampshire residents for the construction of high pressure gas pipelines.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Ways and Means

Next/Last Hearing: 02/02/2016 at 10:00 AM    Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 202


 

HB1140 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: relative to financial responsibility for gas transmission pipelines.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Science, Technology and Energy

Next/Last Hearing: Time not specified   


 

HB1148 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: relative to pipeline capacity contracts.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Science, Technology and Energy

Next/Last Hearing: Time not specified   


 

HB1149 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: requiring a royalty on the price of natural gas conveyed by pipeline intended for use in a foreign country.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Ways and Means

Next/Last Hearing: Time not specified   


 

HB1174 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: relative to energy sources for new natural gas transmission compressor stations.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Science, Technology and Energy

Next/Last Hearing: Time not specified   


 

HB1472 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: relative to the siting of certain new pipelines and storage vessels.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Science, Technology and Energy

Next/Last Hearing: Time not specified   


 

HB1544 -FN-A-L 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: establishing a tax on revenues from natural gas transmission.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Ways and Means

Next/Last Hearing: Time not specified   


 

HB1660 -FN-L 

  Bill Docket 

  Bill Status 

  Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    Title: relative to eminent domain for gas pipelines and relative to assessment of the land use change tax for eminent domain takings for energy infrastructure.

G-Status: HOUSE

House Status: IN COMMITTEE

Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm: HOUSE Judiciary

Next/Last Hearing: Time not specified   


 

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Applicants Sought for NH Coverts Volunteer Training

N.H. Coverts Project volunteers are one of the most widespread, dedicated groups working for New Hampshire’s wildlife and forests. Applications are now being accepted for this year’s volunteer training workshop on May 4-7, at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield. Started in 1995, the N.H. Coverts Project has trained over 500 volunteers to promote wildlife conservation and forest stewardship throughout New Hampshire. Each year, 25 conservation-minded New Hampshire residents gather with a team of natural resource professionals for a three-and-a-half day workshop, where they learn about wildlife and forest ecology, habitat management, land conservation, and effective outreach. Although there is a $50 registration fee, all lodging, food and other expenses are funded by program sponsors. In exchange for the training, participants commit to at least 40 hours of volunteer work in the coming year and to motivate others to become stewards of the state's wildlife and forest resources. David White, a landowner from Sandwich, recently reflected on his experience as a N.H. Coverts Project volunteer. “I feel my Coverts training broadened my understanding of ways of managing forest and farmlands that are beneficial to multiple wildlife species, to existing ecosystems, and to the community of which I am a part.” A covert (pronounced “cover” with a “t”) is a thicket that provides shelter for wildlife. The term symbolizes the project’s goal of enhancing, restoring, and conserving habitat of native wildlife in New Hampshire. Once trained through the Coverts Program, participants become members of a knowledgeable statewide network connected through newsletters, field trips, reunions and workshops. Coverts volunteers choose to give their time in a variety of ways. Some lead field walks or organize volunteer work days, while others serve on a town board or manage their own property for wildlife habitat. The N.H. Coverts Project is sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Fish & Game. The program also receives support from the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the N.H. Charitable Foundation, the Davis Environmental Foundation, and the Quality Deer Management Association. To apply for this year’s N.H. Coverts Project training, download and complete the 2016 N.H. Coverts Project Application at nhcoverts.org. The deadline for receiving applications is March 1, 2016. For more information, visit the project website at nhcoverts.org or contact Project Coordinator Haley Andreozzi at haley.andreozzi@unh.edu or (603) 862-5327.

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2/17/16 Data, Maps, Action! Find out What's New in the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan
The NH Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated for the first time in 10 years and there is a wealth of new data and information! Not to speak of some really great new Wildlife Habitat maps (last updated in 2010) - they have changed! 

Join us to learn what's new and how you can use this information to take your wildlife and conservation efforts to the next level. This workshop will provide an overview of the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan, a review of the revised wildlife maps, data and information in in the updated plan, and most importantly, provide actions you can take to help NH's wildlife and habitats. This workshop will be held in different locations and on several dates across the state. 

All workshops will be held from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Sign up today!

Wednesday February 17, 2016 - Portsmouth, NH
Snowdate: Wednesday February 24, 2016
Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth NH
Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Keene, NH
Snowdate: Tuesday March 15, 2016
Keene Public Library (Heberton Hall), 60 Winter Street, Keene NH
(Co-sponsored by the City of Keene and the Harris Center for Conservation Education)
Wednesday April 13, 2016 - Lebanon, NH
Snowdate: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Kilton Public Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH

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11/17/15 Thank You to the Arthur Getz Charitable Trust!

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions has received a $4,500 grant from the Arthur Getz Charitable Trust, which is administered by Citizens Bank. 

The association will use the funds to purchase a new computer for administrative use and a tablet for use in conducting outdoor classes for local conservation officials and in meetings with legislators.

Read full press release.

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