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UNH Cooperative Extension Pollinator Field Tour

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Date July 28, 2018
Time 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location Lyndeboro, NH
Registration Required Yes


Chrisenton Pollinator-Wildlife Field Tour

Planned Stops

 

  1. Meet at the barn.  Introductions, coffee and departure.

 

  1. Recently clearcut edge SW of road. Slated for stumping and conversion to wildflower meadow.
    1. Equipment and process – Tom, Jeff
    2. Why manage for pollinators? – Cathy Neal

 

  1. Established pollinator meadow
    1. Lime, fertilizer and seeding – Tom, Ginny
    2. Bloom period / all seasons pollinator habitat – Cathy, Ethan
    3. NRCS cost-sharing, pollinator specs – Catherine

 

  1. Beaver wetland
    1. Habitat value for other critters – Matt
    2. Managing around beavers, impacts on roads and management – Tom, Ginny, Steve

 

  1. Oak seed tree harvest, 14 ac opening.
    1. Silvicultural reasoning, equipment used and hopeful outcomes – Jeff
    2. Wildlife impacts of large openings – Matt
    3. Loose soil for turtle nesting, NRCS cost-share at landings – Catherine, Matt

 

  1. Cut to length thinning.
    1. Silvicultural reasoning, equipment used and hopeful outcomes – Jeff
    2. Wildlife impacts of small openings, abundant woody debris – Matt

 

  1. Established pollinator meadow
    1. Vegetation response to sunlight, topography
    2. Rock piles / grape hummocks, downed wood and snags, NRCS cost share of wood retention - group

 

  1. Mowed vs unmowed field
    1. Mowing schedules, NRCS requirements – Tom and Ginny, Catherine
    2. Impact on wildlife species mix – Matt
    3. Wildflower species mix – Cathy

 

  1. Return to barn and depart

 

For more information, please contact: Ethan Belair, 603-641-6060