2019 Session 3 Workshop Descriptions
An introductory overview of land conservation techniques and how they work. Additional topics may include giving land or an easement through a will, amendments, public access, stewardship, deed restrictions, executory interest, federal tax benefits, Options and Rights of First Refusal, due diligence, and Current Use. Bring your questions.
Jan McClure | The Nature Conservancy - New Hampshire
Anne McBride | Monadnock Conservancy
We can't protect it all, so how do we choose our conservation projects? Land trusts and other organizations can use strategic planning and mapping analysis to help identify and evaluate lands for protection. Attendees will learn about mapping for strategic land conservation, including the methods, outcomes, and lessons-learned from the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust's on-going planning and mapping analysis work. This workshop will also include discussion on the benefits of strategic planning and how trusts can use mapping analysis for establishing priority areas specific to their mission.
Jesse Mohr | Native Geographic
Rebecca Brown | Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust
Information presented will cover initiatives incorporating food recovery, waste stream management, and related capacity building as important natural resource and economic considerations for farms, municipalities and school systems. Overview of a network of organizations working to increase the availability of locally-grown fresh produce to food pantries, community groups, and schools through food recovery and donation to reduce waste. Presenters will focus on 'gleaning' activities and provide a brief overview of other food recovery/waste management initiatives in NH.
Lisa Morin | Belknap County Conservation District
Russ Bailey | NH Gleans - Belknap County
Erin Daley | Lakes Region Planning Commission
Paige Wilson | Lakes Region Planning Commission
Guided hikes can be incredibly rewarding, but there are downsides to scheduled events. Come discuss why and how your organization can invest time up-front to communicate your mission. Reach busy families, tourists, or just hikers who prefer going solo...without having to plan around bad weather, school vacations or anything else! Get a detailed look inside two popular self-guided activities, the Hanover Trails Challenge and the Passport to Winter Fun, and come away with the inspiration and know-how to plan your own outdoor program.
Courtney Dragiff | Hanover Conservancy
Kaitie Eddington | Upper Valley Trails Alliance
The Squam Lakes Association built the Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program in 2017 to expand conservation across the Lakes Region. Since the inception of the program, conservation initiatives are taking off in the region by increasing trail maintenance, invasive species removal, environmental education, and other conservation efforts. Explore the strengthened partnerships between organizations, burgeoning conservationists trained, expanding impact of this volunteer force, and implications of the program for conservation in the Lakes Region.
Katri Gurney | Squam Lakes Association
Successful fundraising is all about that base! We know an increase in donations is the intent of any fundraiser, but how can you maximize your capacity to grow your membership base? Come learn how building local partnerships, understanding your community, and aligning your fundraising events to your mission will help your organization stay relevant and allow you to reach your fundraising goals.
Allison Bolia | Southeast Land Trust of NH
William Abbott | Upper Saco Valley Land Trust
Patti Connaughton-Burns | Land Conservation and Environment Professional
According to data from UNH, roughly 1 in 8 NH residents (160,000 people) report having a disability. Most face significant obstacles to getting outside and enjoying nature. In 2018, The Nature Conservancy worked with two trail building firms to construct a universally accessible trail at its Ossipee Pine Barrens Preserve. This session will focus on the benefits of providing universal access, lessons learned from the Ossipee project, an overview of accessible trail specifications and construction costs, and considerations for planning a trail. There will be a Q&A session at the end.
Jeff Lougee | The Nature Conservancy - New Hampshire
Jed Talbot | OBP Trailworks, LLC
Randy Pierce | Vision Quest
You've consulted with natural resource professionals, finalized a management plan based on sound science and best practices and are ready to implement your plans - only to run into pushback from the public. NH Division of Forests and Lands Regional Forester Scott Rolfe and the Forest Society's Managing Forester Wendy Weisiger will share their own experiences as to what you can do, and what you might want to avoid, as you navigate the line between managing the land you own to reach your management goals while doing your best to maintain good relationships with neighbors and supporters.
Debbie Goard | Southeast Land Trust of NH
Scott Rolfe | NH Division of Forests and Lands
Wendy Weisiger | Society for the Protection of NH Forests
An abundance of wildlife is one of the best indicators of an ecologically well-designed landscape. By understanding how pollinators, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians select their habitats during each season of the year, we can design landscapes that effectively attract and support a diversity of wildlife. This presentation will provide practical methods for designing ecologically complete landscapes that invite human interaction and transcend simple aesthetics through their added interest and functioning interconnected elements.
Matt Tarr | UNH Cooperative Extension
3 J – THERE IS NO WORKSHOP FOR 3-J. We are offering nine workshops in Session 3.