21st Annual Conservation Commission Gathering

March 19th, 2019
Hypertherm Training Room
71 Heater Road
Lebanon, NH
6pm

Each year UVLT holds a special gathering just for Conservation Commissioners. The gathering allows folks focused on conservation in their respective towns to come together for one night, talk to each other, and learn about a topic in conservation. If you are not a conservation commissioner but are interested in conservation in your town and how to learn more, please contact your towns chair of the Conservation Commission.

Are you a Conservation Commissioner? Join UVLT and other Upper Valley Conservation Commissioners from the 45 towns in our service area for an evening of socializing, sharing stories, and learning about planning for climate resilience in the upper valley at the town level. Guest Speaker Sherry Godlewski from the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup and NH DES will be presenting on ways for Conservation Commissioners to help plan for climate resilience in their towns. Dinner at 6, program beings at 6:45. Suggested $5 donation for dinner.

Lunch & Learn: Soil and Decay – A Northern Hardwood Forest’s Magic Sauce

March 21st, 2019
Enfield Community Building (Downstairs)
12-1pm

Join UVLT Vice President of Stewardship and Strategic Initiatives John Roe for an informative lunch time lecture on hardwood forest soil ecology and how it pertains to our region. We will explore the role of mycorrhizal fungi in forest health, why one needs to leave wood in the forest, and how the size of a harvest opening effect future forest productivity.  Climate change complicates all of this and we will discuss how forest management might adjust.  Come with questions.

BYO bagged lunch. A field trip will be held the following day.

You do not have to attend the lecture to attend the field trip and visa versa.

Lunch & Learn Field Trip: Smith Pond Shaker Forest

March 22nd, 2019
Smith Pond Shaker Forest
Smith Pond Road Parking Lot
3-5pm

Join UVLT Vice President of Stewardship and Strategic Initiatives John Roe for a field trip through the upper portion of Smith Pond Shaker Forest to apply some of the knowledge from the lecture on the 21st. Short hike (2mi) with lots of stops to discuss the ecology of the forest. Please dress for the weather and bring snowshoes or microspikes if there is still snow/ice.

You do not have to attend the lecture to attend the field trip and visa versa.