Telephone: (603) 787-6973

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.


Teachers & Students

Jim Page Conservation Scholarship  

Grafton County Conservation District (GCCD) administers the Jim Page Conservation Scholarship.  Funds from the Jim Page Conservation Scholarship have sponsored residents of Grafton County attending a camp based in conservation, natural resources or environmental education.  GCCD wishes to foster learning in the area of conservation by awarding two $350.00 scholarships to deserving students of Grafton County in the area of conservation, towards a 4-H Camp or conservation camp experience.  The application is easy to complete – just write a paragraph about why you want to attend camp!  Applications must be received by Grafton County Conservation District by February 9, 2024.  Recipients should be prepared to speak to the Grafton County Conservation District about their camp experience.   2024 Jim Page Conservation Scholarship information and Application

The Jim Page Conservation Scholarship also provides tuition for students attending the NH Agriculture in the Classroom School to Farm Day held annually at the Rocks Estate, Bethlehem, NH.  GCCD participates in the School to Farm Day, and other events, with an exhibit highlighting the importance of soil, and soil health for area students.  For more information contact us.


NH Envirothon 2024

Since 1991, the NH Envirothon has supported student growth and inquiry in Environmental Science, under the direction of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts

Take on the NH Envirothon challenge!  Since 1991, the NH Envirothon has supported student growth and inquiry in Environmental Science.

Join the academic and skills-based state-wide Environmental Science Competition for High School students.  (Middle School students may also compete, but they can’t earn a place at nationals.)

Check out the NH Envirothon website  to learn more about this year’s event, learning objectives, forms, and reference many resources in the five content categories.

Training, research, and competition is done as a team of five students working together.

Contact the NHE program coordinator for questions and to share your email:


Stewardship Materials

Grafton County Conservation District (GCCD) promotes the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)  natural resource stewardship program.  NACD prepares educational materials based on a natural resource conservation theme available on the NACD website.

The 2024 Stewardship theme is “May the Forest Be With You. Always”.  The 2024 Stewardship week will be celebrated April 28 – May 5, 2024.

The 2024 Stewardship and Education materials are free and available for download through NACD Conservation Education Hub.


The 2023 NH Soil Judging Contest was held on Thursday, October 5th at UNH Kingman Farm in Madbury.   More information, or call Pam at 603 787-6973.  NH Soil Judging Guide

For additional workshops and tours of conservation practices check our Calendar.