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!

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Conservation News and Events

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Help Update NH GRANIT's Conservation Lands GIS Data Layer

The Nature Conservancy NH Chapter needs YOUR assistance to update the New Hampshire Geographically Referenced Analysis and Information Transfer System (NH GRANIT) with current conservation land information for your organization or town. With support from a State Wildlife Grant through New Hampshire Fish and Game, Ernest Dankwah, a GIS intern for the TNC, is working on a project to update New Hampshire’s Conservation and Public Lands GIS data layer.  This important dataset is used across New Hampshire by many organizations, agencies, and communities as an essential tool for conservation and planning initiatives. Read More...

Stormwater and Nonpoint Source Project Funding Available to Municipalities

The NH Department of Environmental Services is soliciting pre-applications from municipalities for stormwater and nonpoint source (NPS) projects under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).  While this program has traditionally provided funds for wastewater treatment, this is the second year New Hampshire has set aside $2,000,000 for stormwater and nonpoint source projects.

To apply, complete the simple “CWSRF 2014 Pre-Application:” and check out the Stormwater and NPS Ranking Criteria. CWSRF pre-applications must be signed by the applicant and can be scanned and submitted via email to Dan Fenno. Pre-applications are due by 4:00 pm on June 27, 2014.

Follow here for more informationFor questions email Eric Williams or call 603-271-2358.

NHACC Offers Field Training Series Starting in June

NHACC is proud to announce its first-ever Conservation Commission Field Training Series in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension.

Got beavers? Want to know how to attract more young people to your work? Need volunteers to help with invasives work days? Not sure how to identify a wetland or process an applications? Tired of lugging around maps, compass, and other field instruments?

Great! Then come join us this year for our outdoors based education sessions. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Sessions include:

  • Engaging Youth with your Conservation Commission - Kingston, NH

  • Wetlands Permitting - Concord, NH

  • Mobile Technology for Mapping - Albany, NH         

  • Wetlands Identification - Lyme, NH

  • Learning to Live with Beavers - Merrimack, NH

  • How to Lead an Invasive Plant Work Day - Newmarket, NH

 This is a great to get out and enjoy the outdoors this Spring, Summer, and Fall and learn some essential skills needed for conservation commissions. The best part is that the sessions are free, though there is a $10 suggested donation to help defray the costs of running them.

For more details, take a look at our workshop flyer. Please feel free to print or email the flyer to distribute to those who may be interested in attending.

Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Lord at EmilyLord@nhacc.org or 603-224-7867.

See you in the field!

Lempster CC hosting Bird Walk Adventure with Eric Masterson

The Lempster Conservation will be hosting a Bird Walk Adventure with Eric Masterson, author of Bird Watching in New Hampshire and Lempster Town Forester, Swift Corwin.

It will be held Saturday, June 7th. Meet at 8am on Earl’s Lane for parking, 2014 rain or shine. Follow Route 10 to Lempster and follow Lempster Mtn Road toward the wind farm, Earl’s Lane will be approx. 1.5 miles from Route 10 on the left, follow to the parking area.

The walk will take place on the Society for the Protection of NH Forests property, the Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest where the group will venture through unique forests and wetlands to view nesting birds.

Almost 200 species of birds occur in New Hampshire during the summer months. The group can expect to see (and hear) many of these on the walk, which will take the group through a variety of habitats including black spruce swamp and spruce fir forest. Expect a variety of warblers of perhaps 10 or more species, including nashville warbler and yellow-rumped warbler. The cast of characters may also include alder flycatcher, winter wren, and hermit thrush.

Attendees are advised to dress accordingly with sturdy footwear, bring their own binoculars, water & a snack and expect an adventure visiting some of Lempster’s hidden treasures.

For further information, please call Sue Lichty at 848-1156.

5/18/14 LCHIP 2014 Grant Round Has Opened

The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) has opened its 2014 Grant Round. Applications are due no later than noon Friday, June 27, 2014. For more information: http://www.lchip.org/

NH Method Training for Communities

Wetland Evaluation for Communities 2-day training will be held Friday June 20 and Friday June 27, 2014 8:30am - 4:00pm (both days). This two-day wetland evaluation training session is designed for the needs of community leaders and volunteers. It will cover introductory information about the principles of wetland evaluation using the NH Method. Participants will also learn how to use the NH Wetlands Mapper to create the required maps for wetland evaluation through hands on training on computers. The second day of training will be a field session, focused on field identification of wetland types and observation of wetland characteristics that affect their functions. The group will use the field data together with information derived from the mapping to evaluate the wetland’s functions using the NH Method data sheets. Visit http://nhmethod.org/workshops.htm for details and to register.

2014 River Runners Trainings Schedule

Since 2009, the New Hampshire Rivers Council River Runners have been the early detection network for Didymo, Eurasian Milfoil, and other invasive species in our rivers and streams. Training is fun and free and monitoring is easy—just be observant when paddling, swimming, and fishing in your favorite rivers and then report what you find. For training dates, locations and to register visit www.nhrivers.org/river-runners or call 603.228.6472.

Emily Lord named Program Manager of New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions

The Board of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) has named its first Program Manager and second permanent employee in its 44-year history.

Emily Lord comes to NHACC after three years as a high school conservation crew leader with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Emily also spent time in the last year volunteering for the SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps, The Stewardship Network New England, and was named Volunteer of the Year for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. She has also worked with WildQuest camps at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia.

Read more here.

 

NH DES Watershed Assistance Grants Pre-proposal RFP is now available

NH DES Watershed Assistance Section is now requesting Pre-proposals for the 2015 Watershed Assistance Grants to support local initiatives to restore impaired waters or protect high quality waters.  

The RFP and Information Packet are available on the DES website at: 

http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/was/categories/grants.htm#warg

Or try the shorter url at: http://tinyurl.com/DESGrants

·         The DEADLINE for pre-proposals is July 11, 2014.

·         Applicants must submit a pre-proposal to be considered for funding.

·         You will only receive this post card. You must go on-line for the pre-proposal and more information.

 For questions, please contact:

Jeff Marcoux  (603)271-8862 jeffrey.marcoux@des.nh.gov,

Eric Williams (603)271-2358 eric.willliams@des.nh.gov

New Maps and Kiosks Unveiled at Chesterfield Gorge

The Friends of Chesterfield Gorge and the Chesterfield Conservation Commission had originally picked May 3 to officially unveil at the town offices and the gorge the new kiosks and newly crafted recreational maps of the area. It turned out, however, Chesterfield School had already designated it as Fun Run Day. 

But Conservation Commission Chairman Tom Duston said there was no reason the two groups couldn't use the festivities to their advantage. Therefore, Duston told the Reformer, a recreational map will be placed in the new kiosk at the Chesterfield Town Offices today, so both can be unofficially unveiled to people enjoying Fun Run Day. This will be a taste of what can be expected at 11 a.m. on May 10, when a special event will introduce the public to the kiosk at the Chesterfield Gorge.

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