UNH CoastWise Program visits Forest Society's Merrimack River Floodplain
Students and UNH staff hiked the main trail to the river through the white pine plantation to the riverbank to learn about land conservation and the Merrimack River Conservation Partnership.
Senior Education Director Dave Anderson shared information on the Forest Society's Merrimack Floodplain property features and wildlife habitats including riparian forest of Silver Maple.
The Forest Society Public Policy Director, Matt Leahy, shared an introduction to how NH conservation groups have traditionally worked with state lawmakers in the NH State Legislature including State Conservation programs such as the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) and the efforts of the NH conservation community at the federal level via work with NH's Congressional Delegation.
Our unique group field trip setting — outdoors and in winter temperatures along the bank of the Merrimack River — was the outdoor option to provide Forest Society outreach program in indoor setting while the indoor conference room classroom space at the Concord Conservation Center remained closed.
- More information on the partnership is here: https://merrimackconservationpartnership.org
- The link to watch the film is located here: https://forestsociety.org/riveratrisk
- More info on CoastWise program is available here: https://seagrant.unh.edu/coastwise
- Those interested in applying for the next cohort of the program are also welcome to sign up for our info list here: https://seagrant.unh.edu/form/coastwise-interest-form