August 2013 NH NRCS Conservation Connection

USDA NRCS New Hampshire

  Conservation Connection      August 2013  

Great Bay Oysters

NRCS, UNH and TNC partner to improve water quality in The Great Bay

State Conservationist, Rick Ellsmore, partners from UNH and The Nature Conservancy, and Sarah Holmes for Senator Shaheen, Simon Thomson for Senator Ayotte, and Chuck Gilboy for Congresswoman Shea-Porter viewed 75 tons of shell being deposited from a barge into the Piscataqua River reef restoration site.  More

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Farm Tour Highlights NRCS Programs

Hillsborough County Conservation District hosted a tour of the Connolly Brothers Dairy Farm in Temple, NH on June 27th with representatives from Senators Ayotte and Shaheen and Congresswoman Kuster's offices, the NH NRCS, including State Conservationist Rick Ellsmore, the NH Association of Conservation Districts, UNH Cooperative Extention, the Russell Foundation, and the Society for the Protection of NH's Forests.     More

NH NRCS People's Gardens

Lancaster Garden


State Office People's Garden


The Lancaster and Durham State Office People's Gardens help with "Feds Feed Families" Campaign.   See the State Office garden grow.

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

This month on the NRCS NH Health and Wellness Website:

Preventing Lyme Disease

The Most Important Foods to Buy Organic with definitions of: Natural, Organic, Free Range, Cage-free, Antibiotic-free, Hormone-free and Transitional

Featured Photo

Kelliher Forest

Wildlife is flourishing in the Kelliher Forest, protected by a Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Conservation Easement. 

See wildlife (including a Bobcat) captured on a stationary trail camera courtesy of Phil Auger and Sue Knight

Farmers market

August 4-10 is National Farmers Market Week.

Read Secretary Vilsack's Proclamation

Farmers Markets In New Hampshire


NRCS Soil Conservationist, Heidi Konesko was highlighted in an article: Pollution Prevention at Cornish Farm  (by Jan Lambert and printed in the Green Valley Journal)

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Woods, Water and Wildlife Festival August 10th

Strafford County Conservation District's 2013 Annual Meeting August 16th

NHANRS Soil Mapping Workshop August 16th

Small Grains Workshop August 16th

NRCS Program Deadline

Applications for Emergency Watershed Program Flood Plain Easements are due September 2, 2013. 

Flood Plain Easement

An EWP Flood Plain Easement project moved this house and returned the land to its natural state next to the Lamprey River.