May NRCS NH Conservation Connection Newsletter

USDA NRCS New Hampshire

  Conservation Connection       May 2013  

Rick with Senator

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts President, Roger Noonan, NHACD First Vice President, Linda Brownson, and State Conservationist Rick Ellsmore meet with Senator Ayotte.


NRCS and Earth Team Volunteers Join Forces on Earth Day

Earth Team Volunteers  

NRCS, Landowner, and Berwick Academy Upper School Students team up to help restore New England Cottontail Habitat on Earth Day. 


Earth Day Inspires Clean-up at Conway Field Office

Conway Earth Day  

NRCS partnered with the Carroll County Conser- vation District, UNH and Rural Development to clean and beautify the grounds of the Conway field office.  In a little over an hour, they collected over 60 pounds of trash.

Featured Practice:  Seasonal High Tunnels

Seasonal High Tunnels

Seasonal High Tunnels Increase New Hampshire's local food production by extending the growing season.     

Health and Wellness

Bike to work  

May is National Bike Month, this week is National Bike Week, and May 17th is National Bike to Work Day. 

This day was first started 50 years ago to promote the purchase of bicycles.  It has evolved to be a campaign to encourage health and wellness through biking as well as minimize our environmental impact.

Featured Photo:

Featured Photo 2

Brookford Farm:  Example of good grazing and soil health improving practices. Pastured poultry is moved daily in a mobile house.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Brandon Smith, NRCS Agronomist

May is Wetlands Month

Find out more about the Wetlands Reserve Program

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Stacy Luke

The Luke/Lam Family

Stacy Luke, District Manager of the Merrimack County Conservation District shares her family's story . . . 
A Long Journey to New Hampshire

Soil health workshops

Conservation Districts Host Soil Health Workshops 


With NRCS help, NH High School Teams Prepare for Envirothon

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Application Deadline

Conservation Innovation Grants
Submit applications by 4:00 p.m. EDT on May 17th

Upcoming Events

9th Annual Branch River Paddle
hosted by the Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and Branch Hill Farm with conservation talks by NRCS's Nels Liljedahl and Don Keirstead
May 25th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Roller Crimper and Cover Crop Workshop
hosted by the Cheshire County Conservation District
June 5th 6 to 8 p.m., Walpole, NH

Organics Management Workshop
May 17, 2013

New Hampshire Envirothon
May 21, 2013

NHANRS Wetlands Conference
October 18, 2013