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Forest Stewardship Summer Series!

Event date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
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Forest Stewardship Summer Series: June 4th, 26th, & more workshops to be announced soon.

Join us for the Forest Stewardship Summer Series! This series of educational events will focus on private forest conservation and management. We aim to facilitate communication among forest owners, forestry professionals, and educators to strengthen an ethic of forest stewardship in the region.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Donations to the sponsoring organizations are welcomed and encouraged.

This series is presented by the Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD), Distant Hill Gardens, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Monadnock Conservancy.

Snags and Downed Woody Material: The Wildlife Benefits of Dead Trees

Join UNH Extension State Forester, Steve Roberge, and County Forester, Matt Kelly, for a discussion of the ecological significance of dead and dying trees. Learn how insects, birds, mammals, and amphibians benefit from dead trees, and how foresters and landowners help maintain a component of dead trees and downed material when managing woodlots.

When: Tuesday, June 4th, 4:00-6:00PM
Where: Calhoun Family Forest, White Brook Rd, Gilsum, NH

Register here!

Small-scale Forest Products: How to Extract and Process Trees for Personal Use

Join us for this outdoor workshop and demonstration! We will be joined by licensed forester and experienced logger, Peter Renzelman, who will discuss the tools and skills needed to extract firewood from your woodlot safely and efficiently, including basic chainsaw maintenance and care, personal protective equipment, hazard and situational awareness, chainsaw safety best practices, and a felling and limbing demonstration.
There will also be a demonstration by Jan Galloway of Far Hills Forest Products of a portable Wood-Mizer sawmill. She will be milling both hemlock logs into lumber for Leopold benches, and re-sawing large white pine timbers into boards and smaller dimension timbers.

When: Wednesday, June 26th, 4:00-6:00PM
Where: Distant Hill Gardens, 507 March Hill Road, Walpole, NH
Register on the CCCD website or the Distant Hill Gardens website!

For additional information, questions, or for assistance in registration, contact Benée Hershon: or (802) 518-0993