Education & Training Opportunities

At NHACC we offer guidance and training to our conservation commissioners on a variety of issues including conservation funding, developing  natural resource inventory, and many other topics. We help educate our members with programs like the on-line Lunch & Learn presentations, Regional Roundtables and our electronic newsletter, NHACC Enews.

Save the Date for Taking Action Wildlife Training Series

Conservation Commissioners and other town volunteers are invited to join Taking Action for Wildlife for a webinar series focused on wildlife and habitat conservation. This four-part series will provide participants with information and resources related to conservation actions they can take for wildlife in New Hampshire, including identifying conservation priorities for wildlife, land-use planning as a tool for wildlife conservation, actions you can take on town lands to benefit wildlife, and considerations for wetland habitats. Presenters will include wildlife professionals from UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Fish & Game Department, NH Association of Conservation Commissions, and Moosewood Ecological. See TAFW website for dates and times.

NHACC & NHDES Wetlands Training Program Series

Wetlands are among the most biologically diverse, productive, and unique habitats on earth. No part of our landscape provides so many benefits at so little cost to the public. Wetlands play a role in flood control, water quality maintenance and improvement, groundwater discharge and recharge, shoreline stabilization, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, and education.

The NHACC believes that a comprehensive training program developed by NH DES staff and certified wetlands scientists can improve the permit review process for both applicants and commissioners, while successfully protecting critical wetlands. 

Sessions 1 through 5 can be found on the NHACC YouTube Channel.

Introduction to Wetlands Identification

Wetlands Laws and Clarification of Local, State, and Federal Jurisdiction

NH DES On-line GIS Mapping Tools

DES Rules and How the Permit Review Process Works

Introduction to Wetland Assessment -- Classroom Foundation

Handbooks and Guidance Documents

We publish the Handbook for New Hampshire’s Municipal Conservation Commissions, and the NH Municipal Conservation Fund Guidebook. We keep our members up-to-date with monthly E-newsletter with a current list of training opportunities. We provide wetlands guidance documents and sample templates for policies and procedures. Contact the NHACC office if you are looking for examples from other conservation commissions.