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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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Conservation News and Events

Adapting to a Changing Climate: NHACD Annual Meeting December 1st

NH’s Conservation Districts are uniquely poised to assist working landowners with mitigating the impacts of climate change through proactive voluntary conservation efforts. Join the NH Association of Conservation Districts Dec. 1st to hear from national and regionally recognized experts on an issue that will define conservation for the next generation: Adapting to a Changing Climate.

Monday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 2
Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH


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Are you interested in leading walks in your community?

As part of the Speaking for Wildlife program, UNH Cooperative Extension & The Forest Society are teaming up for a Field Trip 101 Volunteer Training –December 5, 1:00-4:30pm in Concord. This fun and interactive volunteer training will provide you with the basics of planning and executing a guided walk. Participants in this free training should be willing to commit to leading at least one outdoor event in the subsequent 12 months. You can do it! It’s easy, it’s fun, and we promise you’ll feel prepared after this workshop. Sign up here.

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Forest Laws for Municipal Officials workshops this November

Town staff and volunteers are encouraged to attend a Forest Laws for Municipal Officials workshop this November. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for a while. Topics covered include timber tax, intent to cut forms, wetlands regulations, forest harvest laws, and roads. Find more details, including a registration form, in the workshop brochure.

Registration is requested; see the workshop brochure. For questions about the program, contact Karen Bennett at (603) 862-4861 or karen.bennett@unh.edu.


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Every dollar invested in conservation yields $11 of economic benefit in NH

The Trust for Public Land released their much-anticipated report on NH's Return on Investment in Land Conservation. This study provides a fantastic resource for conservation commissions looking to promote and support land conservation efforts in their towns.

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NHDES Source Water Protection Grants

The 2015 Local Source Water Protection grant application is now available from the Department of Environmental Services here. Funding is available to develop and implement projects to protect existing sources of public drinking water. Applicants can receive up to $20,000 for projects to protect drinking water sources, including watershed planning, delineation of protection areas, assessment of threats to water supply sources, implementation, and source security. Descriptions of projects previously funded by this grant program are available on the program’s webpage. Please contact Kelsey Vaughn at 271-2950 or kelsey.vaughn@des.nh.gov or Pierce Rigrod at 271-0688 or pierce.rigrod@des.nh.gov if you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposal.

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Everything You Need for Annual Meeting

NHACC is doing an online-only registration and a limited release of registration brochures for Annual Meeting. Here are the materials to download and distribute:

Brochure | Poster | Annual Meeting Home Page | Annual Meeting Registration Page | Contact Emily Lord

Thank you for your help in making the 44th Annual Meeting more efficient and environmentally friendly. See you November 1st at Laconia Middle School!

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NHACC Membership

NHACC is the only organization specifically serving the needs of conservation commissions in New Hampshire.


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