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Concert to Benefit UVLT and Enfield Shaker Museum
Friday, August 22

Ken & Brad Kolodner, an amazing father and son duo will be performing on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Keane Chapel located on the grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH.

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” The dynamic father-son duo pushes the boundaries of the Appalachian tradition by infusing their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original fiddle tunes and songs. More about Ken and Brad – including links to their recordings here.

Tickets are $25 per person. 100% of your ticket purchase will benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum and the Upper Valley Land Trust. Tickets are available by contacting Lorie Hood at 603-643-6626 or through the Enfield Shaker Museum at [email protected] or by phone: 603-632-4346. Don’t miss this lively and entertaining event!

Hike Will Explore Big Landscape
Saturday, August 30

Put on your boots and grab your knapsack! Jason Berard and Doug Brown are revisiting the great woods of Grantham where they led a tour back in January. The hike will follow historic roads and trails connecting UVLT-owned Leavitt Hill Wetland in Grantham and our 400-acre Snow Mountain tract in Enfield. The trip will total approximately five (5) miles and will take about 5 hours.

Jason and Doug are deeply impressed by the natural history and human history of this large unfragmented landscape, and want to share it with you! The historic Leavitt Hill Road passes Leavitt Pond, through the area where some of the original residents of Grantham settled in the 1790′s. The area is now home to healthy populations of black bear and moose. Over a thousand acres have been conserved in this corridor.

This program is free. Bring your lunch and water. Contact Jason Berard, [email protected] or Doug Brown, [email protected] for more information and to RSVP.

Learn and Discuss: Forest Health and Deer Management
Monday, September 8
Howe Library, Hanover
Sponsored by the Hanover Conservation Commission and its Biodiversity Committee and co-sponsors Upper Valley Land Trust and Hanover Conservancy

Choose the session that works for you:
3:30-5:30pm – Discussion for Upper Valley forest landowners, stewards, and foresters
7:00-9:00pm – Forum for residents of the Upper Valley

Deer play a critical role in forest health. Neighboring states report problems with degraded forests as deer browse suppresses tree regeneration and damages the understory, resulting in loss of biodiversity and increased advance by invasive plants. As NH and VT are beginning to see such trouble, it is time to take a closer look and consider how to prevent a growing imbalance here in the Upper Valley. There are lessons for us from Cornell Plantations in upstate New York. Todd Bittner will share experiences, insights, and outcomes from their urban and rural deer management experiments. Join us to discuss how to assess levels of deer browse and use existing hunting rules to help maintain or restore a healthy forest.

Expert Panel:

  • Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas, Cornell Plantations of Cornell University
  • Tom Rawinski, Botanist, US Forest Service
  • Staff representing NH and VT Forest and Wildlife agencies


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