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Conservation News and Events

Annual Survey Reminder - Commission responses needed!

Jim Kennedy, wetland scientist, at a 2014 Field Training Series on Wetland IdentificationThis fall, NHACC sent out its first-ever Annual Survey. This survey will help us better understand what's working and what isn't in your town and how we can serve you better. We want to year from you about projects and success stories that could be shared across the state. We also want to know if there's additional services that you think we should be offering. We're really excited about some of the responses we've gotten so far. If you haven't discussed the survey with your conservation commission yet, go ahead and download a copy of the survey and bring it to your next meeting. Once you have it completed, have your commission mail your responses to us at 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301 or email us at info@nhacc.org. 

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Community Training in Ecological Design - Begin Jan. 14

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, conservation commissions, planning board members, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions. “This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis. Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Download the flyer to find out more or click here to register online. For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

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


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