June NH NRCS Conservation Connection

USDA NRCS New Hampshire

  Conservation Connection               June 2013  

NRCS and Partners Celebrate Conservation of the Amber Acres Farm and the Oyster River Forest


Both the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection and Wetlands Reserve Programs were essential in helping to protect 210 acres in Durham, NH.  This land is a prime area for development, is home to endangered wildlife, and buffers nearly a mile of the Oyster River, a major tributary to the Great Bay Estuary.   More

Reverse Osmosis Saves Money and Time During Maple Sugaring Process

Financial Assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) helps Maple Leaf Farm in Lyme, NH with their maple sugaring process.  More

Reverse Osmosis

NRCS Employees Educate NH's Children

Dan Wright

Mast Way School Agriculture Day

Dan Wright, NRCS NH District Conservationist in Epping, taught 3rd and 4th graders about bees and other pollinators at the Mast Way School "Agriculture Day".  More

Peter Whitcomb at Envirothon

New Hampshire Envirothon

Peter Whitcomb, NRCS NH Soil Scientist and Chair of the NH Envirothon Soils Committee, tests high school Envirothon teams on their knowledge of soils.  More

Featured Practice:
Conservation Buffers  

Riparian Buffer

Featured Photos

Featured Photo June

Tree swallows, bluebirds, chickadees and wrens are all insectivorous cavity nesters that require fields over which to hunt.  In exchange for a home, they are natural bug and pest control for the landowner in and around agricultural fields and farmstead areas.   

Photo Courtesy of
Deb Eddison, NRCS Soil Conservationist



While walking a fence line, Soil Conservationist Keri Neal almost stepped on this fawn.  Thankfully, she saw a head move and took this picture instead.

Pollinator Week2

 June 17-23 is Pollinator Week



June is LGBT Pride Month

LGBT Pride Month

In May of 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed June as LGBT Pride Month.   More



June is National Employee Wellness Month

Health and Wellness logo

The NH NRCS Health and Wellness Committee would like to invite you to visit the Health and Wellness page of the NH NRCS website for information and articles like biking and healthy eating tips

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Program Application Deadline:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program Funding is available for Seasonal High Tunnel practices. Applications are due July 12, 2013 

Upcoming Events:

Land Access Information Night hosted by Land For Good, June 25, 2013 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Laconia

Edible and Medicinal Plants Walk hosted by Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, June 23, 2013, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., New Durham