Dirt to Trees to Wildlife Workshop–8/14/18

Dirt to Trees to Wildlife

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
12:30pm – 3:30pm

What you will learn: Identifying opportunities to enhance wildlife habitats requires knowledge, skills and experience related to interactions between soils, vegetation and the wildlife that use each type of vegetation. A new online tool helps professional managers simplify the process of compiling these complex interactions. The tool, called Dirt to Trees to Wildlife (DTW), simply requires a user to identify a piece of land by drawing it on a map. Behind the scenes, DTW identifies the soils on that land, the vegetation naturally supported by that soil, and wildlife breeding habitats supported by each vegetation type. This information is compiled in a handy report to inform management decisions.

DTW is based on decades-long work reflecting collaboration by soil scientists, foresters, researchers and wildlife biologists. It is largely funded by the U.S. Forest Service and the Randolph Community Forest in Randolph, NH.

At this workshop you will be introduced to the DTW online tool, set up a free ArcGIS online public account, and develop a report for a tract you identify. Bring your laptop with Windows 7 or 10. A limited number of computers will be available. Request one with your registration.

UNH Cooperative Extension – Grafton County
3855 Dartmouth College Hwy
N Haverhill, NH

Cost:  Free!

Credits: 3.0 SAF CFEs Category 1 and 3.0 hours for natural resource professionals

Link to flyer and registration:


Questions about registration: Email or call 603-788-4961

Questions about workshop content: brendan.prusik@unh.edu



The NH GIS Technical Advisory Committee Task Force is developing a long-term plan for regular acquisition of statewide aerial imagery that will meet the needs of GIS data users throughout New Hampshire. If you make use of GIS data and aerial photography in New Hampshire, you are invited to participate in an important conversation about the future of statewide imagery collection.

Input is being sought from GIS data users concerning their current and expected future use of statewide aerial imagery and desired technical specifications for the applications they support.  You can represent the needs of your organization, town, or agency by completing an online aerial imagery needs assessment survey, and/or attending an input session.

Please click here to view the details:
Poster_Aerial Imagery Needs Assessment 7-2-2018



NH Invasives Academy: Now Accepting Applications

UNH Cooperative Extension will host the inaugural NH Invasives Academy, a 2-day workshop focused on invasive plants on September 27-28 at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye.

At this special two-day workshop focused on invasive plants, up to 40 attendees will have the opportunity to attend presentations, participate in hands-on activities, learn from colleagues, experts, and each other, and attend field trips covering ecological considerations and management strategies for invasive plants in New Hampshire. Instruction for the Academy will be provided by a diverse group of agency, academic, non-profit, and private industry partners. Attendees will learn tools and techniques to improve their management plans and activities. The Academy is designed for those with a strong interest and some experience in natural resources stewardship, including foresters, land trust staff, natural resource professionals, private landowners, and active community volunteers. In exchange for the 2-day training, participants agree to return to their New Hampshire communities and contribute 20 hours of time sharing information learned with landowners, colleagues, clients or other members of their community. A $65 registration fee partially covers meals, transportation, and materials. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 15th, with application review beginning on August 1st.

Questions?  Contact Malin Clyde:  malin.clyde@unh.edu, or 603-862-2166.

Please see the following link for more information and to apply: 


Save the Dates–Fall Workshops

NHANRS and Antioch University New England will be presenting two half-day workshops this fall at Antioch University in Keene.  Both will comprise an hour of indoor instruction and three hours in the field.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Evaluating community infrastructure for aquatic organism passage (AOP) and flood resiliency
Instructors:  Colin Lawson and Dr. Erin Rogers, Trout Unlimited

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Aquatic habitat restoration and bank stabilization techniques
Instructors:  Colin Lawson and Joel Hayes, Trout Unlimited