Wildlife Action Plan Workshops

Offered by New Hampshire Fish and Game and UNH Cooperative Extension staff

Would your organization like to host a WAP workshop? Contact Emily Preston, Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program - emily.preston@wildlife.nh.gov or (603) 271-2461.

CLICK HERE to see a current schedule of WAP workshops and events.

  1. Wildlife Action Plan: This workshop gives a general overview of New Hampshire’s Wildlife Action Plan, explaining why it was created, what the plan is, and how it is being used.  The presentation also covers a brief description of the maps and how they can be accessed either through GIS or through Granit’s online datamapper. The workshop usually begins with a 45 minute to 1 hour Powerpoint presentation and ends with a 30-45 minute hands-on exercise with Wildlife Action Plan maps.  Please contact Emily Preston or Amanda Stone for more information or to schedule a workshop: Emily.Preston@wildlife.nh.gov or Amanda.Stone@unh.edu. 
  1. Community Planning Using the Wildlife Action Plan: This workshop begins with a quick overview of the Wildlife Action Plan then goes over techniques that towns can use in their community planning.  Some topics include natural resource inventories, local regulation and policy, and habitat management.  The presentation pulls in examples of community planning projects from other towns.  The workshop begins with a 45 minute to 1 hour Powerpoint presentation and ends with a 30-45 minute hands-on exercise with natural resource inventory maps.  Please contact Lindsay Webb for more information or to schedule a workshop: Emily.Preston@wildlife.nh.gov.  
  1. Wildlife Action Plan for GIS Users:  This workshop is for an audience that is familiar with GIS.  This workshop can be tailored for GIS professionals as well as GIS students.  It is recommended that the workshop take place in a setting where the audience, as well as the presenter, can access ArcView.  The presentation will go over briefly what the Wildlife Action Plan is, but will spend the majority of the time going over how the maps were created.  The workshop begins with a 45 minute to 1 hour Powerpoint presentation and ends with a 30-minute GIS exercise.  Please contact Emily Preston for more information or to schedule a workshop: Emily.Preston@wildlife.nh.gov. 
  1. Habitat Workshops:  University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension offers a variety of habitat workshops based on the Wildlife Action Plan habitats.  These workshops typically have a short indoor presentation followed by a field session focused on one particular habitat, including which plant and animal species can be found in the habitat, why the habitat is important to wildlife, and how to manage the habitat to enhance its value to wildlife.  A list of upcoming workshops is available on the right-hand side of the UNH Cooperative Extension Forests and Trees website: www.nhwoods.org.  Please contact Matt Tarr for more information or to schedule a workshop: Matt.Tarr@unh.edu.   
  1. Day-long Workshops:  Day-long workshops are a combination of any of the above workshops and are usually presented cooperatively by Fish and Game and UNH Cooperative Extension staff.  Typically the mornings are indoor presentations of the Wildlife Action Plan and/or Community Planning Using the Wildlife Action Plan and the afternoon consists of an outdoor field habitat workshop. These workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of the hosting group.  Please contact Emily Brunkhurst or Amanda Stone for more information or to schedule a workshop: emily.preston@wildlife.nh.gov or Amanda.Stone@unh.edu. 

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NH Fish and Game Dept.
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301

603-271-3421
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