July 2017 NH Conservation Connection

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NRCS Helps Restore Judd Brook 

Beginning in 2013, Roy and Deb Stever worked with NRCS to protect 65 acres of wetlands in Easton, NH (Grafton County).  Completed this past June, the restoration effort included removing a water control structure blocking Judd Brook which was a barrier to Eastern Brook Trout movement.  More...


Soils and Archeology

By Peter Whitcomb, NRCS Assistant State Soil Scientist

A team of professors, grad students and scientists gathered in northern NH recently to study the relationships between soils and archeological sites. The team included experts from the University of Maryland and University Tübingen in Germany.  Peter Whitcomb, NRCS Assistant State Soil Scientist joined the gathering for two days in Jefferson, NH.  Not only is the NRCS the federal expert on soils, it also makes sure that any work done under our programs does not interfere with historic cultural resources. More...


Application deadline

NRCS Program Deadlines:

There are no more ranking/batching dates for fiscal year 2017.  However, applications for those programs are also accepted on a continuous basis and will be evaluated and ranked in the next fiscal year.  


To learn more, please visit the NRCS NH Programs page 

Need Help Applying for NRCS Programs?

Contact your local USDA Service Center


Science and Technology Webinars


Calendar of Events

A running calendar of events can now be found on the NRCS NH Website.


August 04, 2017    Bat Conservation & Forestry Workshop

August 11, 2017    Rapid Macro-invertebrate Assessment for Stream and Watershed Health

August 12, 2017    Annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

August 17, 2017    New Earth Organic Farm Tour

August 22, 2017    Picadilly Farm Tour

August 23, 2017    Strafford County Conservation District Annual Meeting

August 26, 2017    2017 Monadnock Farm Tour

September 15, 2017    Herpetology Basics: With an Emphasis on the Reptiles of Southern New Hampshire

September 28, 2017    Policy Advocate Workshop

Featured Photos


Photo by:  Tim Tucker, Soil Conservationist, showing the success of a triticale cover crop that was planted with NRCS advice.  Cover crops reduce erosion and increase nutrients.


Photo by: Keri Neal, District Conservationist of Blanding's Turtle.  NRCS is working to increase habitat for the threatened species.