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2018

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:

https://extension.unh.edu/events/dirt-trees-wildlife

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

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