CONTACT:
Marilyn Wyzga: 603-271-3211
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
March 4, 2010

Landscaping for Wildlife Seminar March 20, 2010, in Concord, N.H.:
Part of N.H. Technical Institute Landscape Seminar Series

CONCORD, N.H. – Learn how to create wildlife habitat in your yard or residential property at a seminar called "Beautiful Backyard Habitats: Landscaping for Wildlife" being offered on March 20, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, N.H.  The seminar is being taught by Marilyn Wyzga, a New Hampshire Fish and Game Department wildlife educator and co-author of Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature's Lead.  Wyzga also coordinates the Homes for Wildlife program, which helps schools create outdoor classrooms and schoolyard habitat areas.  The fee for the class is $49.  Registration information may be found at www.nhti.edu/businesstraining/registration.html.

"Backyard landscapes can provide valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife. You can enhance this home for birds, butterflies and other creatures using native vegetation and water features, while enjoying the benefits of color, cooling and sound," said Wyzga. The seminar will guide participants through the process of creating wildlife habitat using presentation and hands-on exercises. You'll learn wildlife habitat concepts, inventory techniques and plant selections. Bring a sketch map of your site to begin a plan for your yard.

Four ways to register:

Mail: NHTI - Business Training Center, 31 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301-7412
Fax: (603) 271-6667
Phone: (603) 271-6663 (using a credit card)
In Person: The Business Training Center, Farnum Hall, NHTI, Concord

The class is part of a 3-session landscaping series being offered this spring at NHTI.  Registration is separate for each class. (See www.nhti.edu/businesstraining/community.html#landscape.) Whether you build landscapes professionally, design them or simply enjoy them, this series is designed to help you acquire skills necessary to optimize the functional and visual potential of residential landscape. With the help of experts, you can learn how to improve the value of your property and enjoy the beauty of your outdoor living space.

Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature's Lead is available for purchase on the Fish and Game website at www.wildnh.com/Shop/shop_books.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.  Visit www.wildnh.com.

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