NHACC is pleased to present a wide selection of 27 training sessions this year. We are working on the training session schedule and plan to have an updated session list in the coming weeks. This year we are offering a variety of workshops, divided into three different sessions, each an hour and 15 minutes long. 

Last year we offered several "Fundamentals" workshops to build upon the traditional Conservation Commission 101 workshop. The Fundamentals workshops cover some of the essential topics that conservation commissioners will deal with in their work. These sessions are ideal for both new conservation commissioners and those looking to brush up on their skills and see what's new in the field. 

The workshop schedule from 2018 is outlined below.  To learn more about each session and its presenters, download the Session Descriptions and Presenter Bios:

Session A Descriptions | Session B Descriptions | Session C Descriptions

Presenter Bios 

Please note that seating is limited. If a workshop you would like to attend is full, please review the other workshops and select another choice.  On the day of the conference, we will provide a small number of extra seats for each classroom to help accommodate any drop-ins for popular sessions. Registered attendees will be given first priority seating over drop-ins.


Workshop Session A Session B Session C
  10:15 am - 11:30 am 12:45 - 2:00  pm 2:15 - 3:30 pm


Room 1003 

Fundamentals of Conservation Commissions;  Tracy Tarr and Zack Boyajian, NHACC Board of Directors   

Developing a Natural Resource Inventory; Amanda Stone UNH Cooperative Extension

Developing a Natural Resource Inventory Field Trip; Jeff Littleton, Moosewood Ecology


Room 1004

DES Wetland Rules Update; Mary Ann Tilton, NH Depart of Environmental Services

Wetland Identification;  Rick Van de Poll, Ecosystems Management and Mark West, West Environmental

Wetland Identification Field Trip;  Rick Van de Poll, Ecosystems Management and Mark West, West Environmental


Room 1012

Siting Trails with Wildlife Considerations in Mind; Jim Oehler, State Lands Habitat Biologist and Rachel Stevens Stewardship Coordinator NH Fish & Game Department

Beaver Control and Protection; Pat Tate, NH Fish & Game

NH Coyote Encounters, Minimizing Impact; Chris Schadler


Room 1021

Setting Up a Stewardship Program; Steve Walker, Stewardship Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives. 

DES Wetlands Protection and Enforcement; Jay Aube, NHD DES Land Resources Management

Forest Fragmentation: Connecting the Dots; Geoff Jones, Loveland Forestry


Room 1022

Working with Other Town Boards, Amherst Conservation Commission

Aquatic Invasive Species Control; Tom OBrien, NH Lakes

Students Partner with Local Conservation Commissions; Sarah Sallade, Hollis Montessori School


Room 1026

DES Grant Funding; Lori Sommer and Erin Holmes NH DES

Conservation Fund Best Practices; Stephen Buckley, NHMA Attorney

Grant Writing; Anna Boudreau, Truslow Resource Consulting


Room 1027

Model Solar Ordinances; Clay Mitchell and Mark Fougere, NH Assoc. of Sustainable Energy, Jack Ruderman, ReVision Energy

Lessons Learned from OHRV Use in the North Country; Will Abbott, Forest Society 

Climate Change In NH: Connecting the Dots; Sherry Godlewski , NHDES  


Room 1030

Land Conservation Options; Andy Deegan, Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust

Outreach and Education with Land Trusts; Gal Potashnick, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust

 Town properties and Agriculture; Amy Manzelli, BCM Environmental & Land Law and Stacy Cibula, Monadnock Conservancy




BCM Environmental and Land Law




NH Conservation Real Estate


Ben Daviss, Grant Writer
Ecosystems Management Consultants
Ideal Concrete Block Co.
Kane Conservation
Land Stewardship, Turners Falls, MA
Marc Jacobs, CWS
New England Environmental, Inc.
NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists
Ransmeier & Spellman
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Voices of Wildlife NH
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