Telephone: (603) 353-4652

Grafton County Conservation District

The Grafton County Conservation District assists interested land users with technical, educational and financial conservation services to protect, improve and sustain our natural resources.
 

Calendar

Grafton County Conservation District Supervisors meet the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00PM at the Grafton County Complex, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill

Improving Wildlife Habitat on Your Land Workshop: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00-3:30PM at the UNH Cooperative Extension Conference Room, Grafton County Complex, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH

Starting to think about your spring planting?  Why not consider enhancing the wildlife habitat around you, too?  Not quite sure where to begin?  Improving Wildlife Habitat on Your Land is a workshop that will answer many of your questions, and help get you started on providing food, cover and shelter for the wildlife in your neighborhood.  The Improving Wildlife Habitat on Your Land workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00-3:30PM at the UNH Cooperative Extension Conference Room, Grafton County Complex, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH.  This workshop is presented by Grafton County Conservation District (GCCD) in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension (UNH CE) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  This indoor workshop is free and open to the public.

Presenters:

  • Matt Tarr, Extension Associate Professor/Specialist Wildlife
  • Jim Frohn, Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources
  • Kelly Boland, NRCS Biologist
  • John Lanier, Wildlife Management Institute

Content:

  • Broad look at wildlife habitat management
  • Assessing existing habitat and future goals
  • Wildlife habitat components, food plots and more
  • Importance of early successional habitat
  • Habitat types and associated wildlife species
  • Conservation practices to enhance habitats

GCCD is offering several shrubs and trees suitable for wildlife habitat in our spring Conservation Plant Sale.  Conservation Plant Sale information will be available at the workshop.

Please join us Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the UNH Extension Conference Room at the Grafton County Complex at 1:00PM.  Call Pam at (603) 353 4652 if you are planning to attend so that we will have handouts for everyone.  This workshop is a great opportunity for discussion and questions about wildlife habitat management.  There is no snow date for this workshop.  Call Pam if the weather is uncertain.

Deadline for placing plant orders is Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  Make checks payable to: Grafton County Conservation District, 19 Archertown Road, Suite 1, Orford, NH  03777.  Contact Pam with any questions or to request additional order forms: (603) 353-4652 or email: pamela.gilbert@nh.nacdnet.net .  A postcard will be sent to you 1-2 weeks before the pick-up date summarizing your order.  Any changes we are aware of will be noted on your postcard.  Please bring your postcard with you when picking up plants.

Planting and Pruning Workshop:  Friday, April 28th from 5:30-7:00PM:  The GCCD Planting and Pruning Workshop will be held at Windy Ridge Orchard.  Our host, Dick Fabrizio, will demonstrate planting and pruning methods for apple trees, and share his knowledge and expertise on apple tree care.  Jim Frohn, Grafton County Extension Forester, will discuss planting techniques and site considerations.  Dick and Jim are ready to answer your questions.  This informal, but informational workshop is held outdoors, dress warmly.  It is free and open to the public.  Call Pam at 353-4652 to register.

Plant Pick Up Saturday April, 29, 2017 9:00AM to 11:00AM at Windy Ridge Orchard, Route 116/Benton Road, North Haverhill.  From the intersection of NH Route 10 and NH Route 116 in North Haverhill, head east on Route 116 three miles.