Releasing and pruning wild apple trees can keep them healthy and result in greater fruit production for a wide variety of wildlife. This basic introduction to releasing and pruning wild apple trees, with both indoor classroom session and outdoor hands-on field practice, will be led by Nigel Manly (Director of The Rocks in Bethlehem).
Speaker: John Magee, Fish Habitat Biologist, NH Fish and Game Department. Streams and riparian forests are dynamic, changing dramatically over decades. Research in the last thirty years sheds light on the interconnections of streams and riparian areas as integral parts of stream ecosystems. Research demonstrates the importance of wood in streams to fish habitat and nutrient cycling and emerging information on the role of light on the productivity of stream ecosystems.
Speaker: Heidi Holman, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, NH Fish and Game Department. Until recently, the New England cottontail was a candidate for federal listing under the Endangered Species Act. For years, shrubby thickets and young forests, primary habitat for the species, has declined due to changes in human land use. Since 2008, hundreds of partners from state and federal agencies, municipalities, conservation organizations, zoos and private land owners have been working together across the historical NE cottontail range on a recovery effort to reverse the decline and b
Speaker: Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten. The Granite State is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts.
Speaker: Jim Rousmaniere, journalist and historian. Water Connections focuses on a stream in New Hampshire and how it and other bodies of water have been affected by changes in technology, economic values, new forms of pollution, new ideas about nature and the occasionally unintended consequences of human action.