Spring Migrant Bird Walk with Mascoma Audubon

April 21st

6:30 – 9:00am

Sheridan Printing, Hanover, NH

The Mascoma Chapter’s annual outing along the Connecticut River’s New Hampshire side will look for migrating waterfowl and early-returning spring migrants. Stops along the way will include a visit to Hanover’s Wilson’s Landing before heading north on River Road towards Lyme’s Grant Brook.

Meet in the Sheridan Printing parking lot on NH Rt. 10 next to Hanover’s Richmond School to form carpools.

Walking conditions are level and over mostly paved surfaces.

The event is free and open to the public. All experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or spotting scopes as you prefer.

To be led by Mascoma Chapter Steering Committee member George Clark.

Co-sponsored with The Hanover Conservancy and Mascoma Audubon

Earth Day at Starr Hill
Celebrating the Spirit of Conservation and the life of Laurel Letter

April 22nd, 2018
3:00 pm
The Woodlands
30 Alice Peck Day Dr, Lebanon, NH

This is the second event in the Wild About Lebanon Series. Join UVLT staff in a short hike from the Woodlands through Starr Hill Preserve. We will start at the Woodlands upper parking lot to the plaque dedicated to Laurel for her hard work to help UVLT buy, conserve, and give the property to the City. (1 mile, easy)

Please contact us with any questions you might have. Call (603) 643-6626 or email Alison: alison.marchione@uvlt.org

Land of Trash at the Lebanon Opera House

April 27th, 2018
10:00 am and 6:30 pm
Lebanon Opera House
51 North Park St

UVLT and the Lebanon Opera House are co-hosting a play for children grades 3-7 and put on by Green Thumb Theater. School groups and families welcome. An interactive activity will be available in the lobby before and after the show and there will be a 15 minute talk back session after each performance with the actors and a representative from UVLT.

Show Description:
The year is 2073 and Nuke and Stryder live on the barren streets of an Earth that’s been destroyed by environmental abuse. In an attempt to escape the law enforcers known as trackers, they are chased into a toxic dump filled with relics of the old world. It is here that they meet Carson, an old world relic himself, who shares fantastical stories full of color and beauty. Carson’s teachings reveal that in a world without nature, there’s treasure in the trash.

Wild About Lebanon: Mascoma Bird Walk

April 27th, 2018
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Ice House Road Rail Trail Parking Lot
Lebanon, NH

Join Jeff MacQueen (Mascoma Audubon) in a walk through several different bird habitats to spot the spring migrants! We will begin at Lebrun Meadow on Route 4 which is owned by the City of Lebanon and managed as grassland habitat. After scoping out the meadow for grassland birds we will walk the rail trail along Mascoma Lake and River, past UVLT conserved Emerson Edge Tool Mill, to look for waterfowl. Finally we will visit UVLT’s Mill Road Preserve to search for forest birds. We will walk the rail trail back and return to Ice House Road parking lot. (2 Miles, Easy & Flat).

For more information on Wild About Lebanon events, click here!

Herbicides 101 Workshop

May 12th, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Claremont Community Center
152 South St, Claremont, NH


Mike Powers- Baystate Forestry
John Roe– Upper Valley Land Trust
Ethan Belair – UNH Extension
Steve Gaines- NHTOA

Infestations from invasive plants continue to be a serious problem for landowners and natural resource managers.  Join Forest Industry specialists for an informative workshop about effective techniques for combating invasive vegetation.  This workshop will discuss how different herbicides impact target plants, which types of herbicides are appropriate for certain species and scenarios, and time frames for particular applications.

There will be a classroom component that will consist of:

·         Intro invasives: how/why invasives outcompete native plants, common offenders/ID,

·         Intro herbicides: Types of herbicides, modes of action, application techniques, timing of application.

There will then be a field component at UVLT’s Up on the Hill property where folks will be able to learn about the work that Baystate Forestry has been doing there and UVLT’s management goals.

Continuing Education Credits:  Herbicide 101 for Forestry Applications has been assigned 4.0 category 1 CFE credits.

Paddle the Border

May 20th, 2018
10:00 am
From Woodsville Community Field
(On Connecticut Street, Just off route 135, Woodsville, NH)
to Bedell Bridge State Park Boat launch
(Off route 10 in haverhill Corner, NH)

  • FREE Shuttle Service (for persons and personal equipment only) from Bedell Bridge
    to Woodsville available from 10-11 AM.
  • Volunteers will be at the boat launch to help unload and protect boats before launching.
  • Suggested Launch Time: 11:00 AM
  • Approximate Paddle Time: 3 1/2 Hours
  • All participants MUST abide by safe boatingrules and regulations.
  • At the end of the trip at Bedell Bridge, the Rotary Club will be selling hamburgs, hot dogs & beverages 1-3 PM
  • The “Strawberry farm Band” will be performing with Bluegrass Music.
  • Plus there will be displays set up by various local organizations offering information about the Connecticut River, the Connecticut River
    Valley and events happening in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.

Event Sponsored & Supported By:

  • Cohase Chamber of Commerce
  • Newbury Conservation Commission
  • Haverhill Recreation Commission
  • Woodsville/Wells River Rotary Club
  • Butler’s Bus Service