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Restoration of New England Cottontail Habitat in Southeastern New Hampshire

 

During April, the Town of Lee Conservation Commission planted junipers in the Lee Five Corners area to make habitat for the New England Cottontail. Presently there are less that 50 known New England Cottontails in New Hampshire. The New England Cottontail is up for review as an endangered species in 2014. The New England Cottontail habitat restoration is a joint project between the NH Fish and Game, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the NH Association of Conservation Districts with the help of NRCS Earth Team Volunteeers. The planting took place April 21, 2011.

 

 

 

 

Emma Carcagno of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension instructs 30 volunteers on April 30th about the New England Cottontail and efforts being made to restore habitat to raise the population of the Cottontail. This event was April 30,

 

 

 The volunteers here are planting silky dogwood, grey dogwood and hazelnut on the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest Land on Bunker Lane in Durham, NH. This year 35 acres of Cottontail habitat will be planted in Southeastern NH.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next habitat planting will take place May 5 and 9th at the Bellamy Reservoir in Dover, NH. To volunteer or for more information contact Emma Carcagno at Emma.Carcagno@u nh.edu or Richard Lutz at director@nhacd.org.

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Miles Smith Farm Named Cooperator of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts

“The NH Association of Conservation Districts is pleased to honor Miles Smith Farm this year for their outstanding commitment to conservation and agriculture,”   The Award will be presented at the NHACD Annual Meeting, November 18, 2011.  Earlier this year the MSF was awarded the Cooperator of the Year

The 36 acre Miles Smith Farm (MSF) in Loudon, NH, was first farmed by Miles Smith in the 1850’s, and is now owned and operated by Bruce Dawson and Carole Soule.  The farm features naturally raised free range Scottish Highlander and Angus cattle.  Over the year, MSF has accomplished many conservation goals.  MSF has completed the following conservation practices with help from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: grazing management plan, comprehensive nutrient management plan, manure storage areas, fencing, water systems, and rotational grazing.

Miles Smith Farm was also chosen as NHACD Cooperator of the Year because of their “out of the box” thinking and contributions to agricultural awareness.  MSF owners Carole Soule and Bruce Dawson are founding members of the Loudon Agricultural Commission.  MSF has also successfully applied for and received USDA Rural Development funds to create a value added product.  MSF is currently looking to produce and market their own brand of sausage.  MSF is also an innovated in terms of sustainable energy use.  With the assistance of MCCD and Southern NH Resource Conservation & Development Area Council, MSF received a free farm energy audit that identified areas where significant energy and cost savings could be found.  With financial assistance through USDA Rural Development and the Community Development Finance Authority, MSF opened up their “solar store” on May 20, 2011.  This store is 300 square feet and is attached to their 160 year old barn.  The space is heated by thermal radiant heat.  They water for this system is heated by solar collectors on the roof of the barn.  They are also planning a photovoltaic system as part of their solar store.  MSF has also been working on a project to brand NH beef and ensure that NH can feed more of itself via local, pasture raised beef.

Miles Smith Farm focused on agricultural education as well.  MSF holds a yearly agricultural day at their farm to teach families about local agriculture and where their food is from.  MSF also works with local entities to teach Merrimack County residents about agriculture.  Cole Gardens and St. Paul’s School in Concord have both hosted MSF cows for educational purposes.

MSF has been honored for BOTH their conservation ethic and their commitment to improving NH’s local food availability.  Congratulations to Bruce Dawson and Carole Soule of Miles Smith Farm.   For more information about Miles Smith Farm, please visit their website at www.milesmithfarm.com.

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Rockingham County Conservation District

Mailing Address
110 North Road
Brentwood, NH 03833-6614

Office Location
Same as Mailing Address

Telephone
603.679.2790

Fax
603.679.2860

Email
rccd@ttlc.net

Web Site
www.rockinghamccd.org

Office Hours
8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Board of Supervisors Meeting
The third Tuesday evening of each month

District Manager and Other Staff
Leonard Lord, District Manager; Charles Currier, Program Coordinator; Ann Titus, Program Coordinator; Tracy Degnan, Conservation Specialist; Joanne Ward, Administrative Assistant

Board of Supervisors
Chairman Cynthia W. Smith; Vice-Chair James Raynes; Secretary Joanna Pellerin; Daniel Davis; Robert Goodrich

Associate Supervisors
James Nupp; Harold W. Bodwell, Jr. (Treasurer); Camilla Lockwood

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Cheshire County Conservation District

Mailing Address
11 Industrial Park Drive
Walpole, NH 03608

Office Location
Same as Mailing Address

Telephone
603.756.2988, ext. 116

Fax
603.756.2978

Email
amanda@cheshireconservation.org

Web Site
www.cheshireconservation.org

Office Hours
9:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Board of Supervisors Meeting
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm, USDA Service Center, Walpole

District Manager and Other Staff
Amanda Costello, District Manager

Sharlene Beaudry, Administrative Coordinator

Board of Supervisors
Paul Crosby, Chair, Johan Baybutt, Vice Chair, Pete Throop, Treasurer, Eloise Clark

Associate Supervisors
Tracie Smith, Emily Hague, Chris Gowdy, Bruce Bickford

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Hillsborough County Conservation District

Mailing Address
Chappell Professional Center
468 Route 13 South
Milford, NH 03055

Office Location
Same as Mailing Address

Telephone
603.673.2409, ext. 100

Fax
603.673.0597

Email
kerry.rickrode@nh.nacdnet.net

Web Site

http://www.hillsboroughccd.com/

Office Hours
8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Board of Supervisors Meeting
The last Wednesday evening of each month

District Manager and Other Staff
Kerry Rickrode, District Manager

Board of Supervisors
Chairman Art Lyford; Treasurer-Secretary Charles “Chip” Hardy; Chris Connolly; John Parker; Roger Noonan

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Sullivan County Conservation District

Mailing Address
24 Main Street
Newport, NH 03820-1500

Office Location
Same as Mailing Address

Telephone
603.863.4297

Fax
603.863.4730

Email
janice.heighes@email.nh.nacdnet.net

Web Site
http://www.sullivancountynh.gov/conservation.html

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4 PM

Board of Supervisors Meeting
Fourth Thursday 7:00 PM

District Manager and Other Staff
Janice Heighes, District Manager

Board of Supervisors
David L. Grobe, Chair; John Luther, Treasurer; Doddridge Johnson, Vice Chair; ; Robert Porter, Cornelia Sargent

Associate Supervisors
Richard Elsesser, Leon Stevens

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Merrimack County Conservation District

Mailing Address
The Concord Center
10 Ferry Street, Suite 211
Concord, NH 03301

Office Location
The Concord Center
10 Ferry Street, Suite 211
Concord, NH 03301

Telephone
603.223.6023

Fax
603.223.6030

Email

stacy.luke@nh.nacdnet.net

Web Site
www.merrimackccd.org

Office Hours
9:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Board of Supervisors Meeting
The third Thursday evening of each month

Stacy Luke, District Manager

Board of Supervisors
Chairman Peter J. Blakeman; Vice Chair Gerald Courser; Treasurer Rob Larocque; Brenda Digilio; and Stanley Grimes Sr.

Associate Supervisors
Bob Drown Jr., Jamie Robertson

 

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Strafford County Conservation District

Mailing Address
259 County Farm Rd Unit 3
Dover, NH 03820-6016

Office Location
Mobile office building behind Strafford County Department of Corrections

Telephone
603.749.3037

Fax
603.743.3667

Email
bambi.miller@nh.nacdnet.net

Web Site

www.StraffordCCD.org 

Office Hours

8:30am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday

Board of Supervisors Meeting
Second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM at the new District Office, located behind the Strafford County Department of Corrections on Perimeter Road off County Farm Rd in Dover, NH.

District Manager and Other Staff
Bambi Miller, District Manager
Cindy Harvath, Temporary Plant Sale Assistance

Board of Supervisors
Chairman Mark Perry; Treasurer Richard Wasson; Kitty Miller; Robin Aikman; Jeff Winders

Associate Supervisors
Kurt Olsen; John Wastrom; Chuck Dill; Dorn Cox

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Belknap County Conservation District

Mailing Address
719 N. Main St. Room 203
Laconia, NH 03246-2772

Office Location
Same as Mailing Address

Telephone
603.527.5880

Fax
603.528.8783

Email
lisa-morin@nh.nacdnet.net

Web Site
http://www.belknapccd.org

Office Hours
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Board of Supervisors Meeting
The first Wednesday evening of each month

District Manager and Other Staff
Lisa Morin, Program Coordinator
Roger Hogan, Program Assistant and Office Assistant; a Senior Community Service Employment Program participant

Board of Supervisors
Chairman John Hodsdon; Vice-Chair Francesca Latawiec; Treasurer Nancy Rendall; Paul Rushlow

Associate Supervisors
Earle Chase; Suzanne Roberts; Allan Turner

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Carroll County Conservation District

Mailing Address
PO Box 533
Conway, NH 03818-0533

Office Location
73 Main Street
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone
603.447.2771

Fax
603.447.8945

Email
joan.richardson@nh.nacdnet.net

Web Site

Office Hours
8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Board of Supervisors Meeting

District Manager and Other Staff
Joan E. Richardson, District Manager

Board of Supervisors
Chairman Todd Marshall; Vice-Chair Tom Cleveland; Treasurer Herbert Lucy; William Stockman; John Marshall

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