September Conservation Connection


                                                                                                     September 2014


September 15 - October 15


NRCS will soon unveil an outreach plan to help states celebrate the International Year of Soils in 2015. 

The 2015 NRCS/Soil Science Society of America Soils Planner, which highlights soils around the world, will be available by the end of Nov.

Stay tuned for more exciting developments and check out  

Also, the last in a series of soil health videos produced by the NRCS is available and focuses on cover crops and soil conservation: Without a carrot or a stick” for dairy farmers


Cheshire County Conservation District's Annual Flowering Bulb Sale -- Orders due September 10th. 

Merrimack County Conservation District's Annual Flowering Bulb Sale -- Orders due September 10th and thereafter until all bulbs are gone.

UNH Grazing Course Begins on September 16th in Concord, NH

NHANRS Grasses of the Northeast, September 18, 2014, 8 - 4, Concord, NH

Silvopasture Workshop, September 18, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Lee, NH (first in a series)

Best Practices for Managing Land Near Water, September 12, 2014, 3 - 6 p.m., Chesterfield, NH

NHACD Soil Judging Contest, October 3, 2014, 8:30 a.m., Durham, NH

NRCS Forestry Workshop, October 16, 2014, 9 - 11 a.m., Milton Mills, NH and other upcoming Moose Mountain Regional Greenways Events

Articles, Videos, and Links


NRCS and NH DES Reach Landmark Agreement  to assess many of New Hampshire’s aging dams thanks to $369,000 in federal Watershed Rehabilitation Program funding. More


Senator Shaheen, Secretary Vilsack, and NH Commissioner of Agriculture Merrill Speak With Local Farmers at a roundtable event in Loudon, NH.  Afterwards, Secretary Vilsack  announced the Rural Development Value-Added Grant Program.  More


Governor Hassan Signs Granite State Farm to Plate Legislation
to support New Hampshire's farmers at a ceremonial signing event at the Tilton Farmers Market.  More


NH Hosts Northeast Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH during the week of June 23, 2014. More



NH Delegation Attends The National Association of Conservation Districts' Northeast Regional Meeting of State Conservationists and Conservation District leaders from twelve states.  More


Earth Team Volunteer Helps NRCS Easements Team Monitor Conservation Easements 
Jo Lewis, Earth Team Volunteer, wrote a short story about her two weeks at NRCS working with Jeremy Lougee, NRCS Wetlands Easement Specialist.  Read Jo's Story

Featured Photo


Monarch Caterpillar, by Keri Neal, NRCS Soil Conservationist.