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"Grace, Mary Jane" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 07:16:55 -0400
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Good morning.  Some on the Muninet might be interested in the workshop
described below.  The topic is Natural Community Mapping. It's being
held in Hanover.  

Mary Jane, PVR

Dear Cooperators and Friends,

Here is the next workshop in the Biodiversity Workshop series being held
in the Upper Valley area, Natural Communities Mapping.  For further
information, contact Ginger Wallis at [log in to unmask]

-----Original Message-----
From: Ginger.Wallis [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 12:17 PM
To: Ginger.Wallis
Subject: next biodiversity workshop

Hi there,
Here is information on the next Biodiversity: Best Practices workshop.
Ginger Wallis

Natural Community Mapping
August 5, 2006
Hanover, NH

Forests have long been mapped according to tree species.  Natural
community mapping looks at both soils and plant species to create maps
based on more complex and integrated ecological interactions.  During
this workshop, learn the art and science of natural community mapping,
how to interpret aerial infrared photos, soil surveys, wetlands maps,
and other data to develop a rough natural community map with ecologist/
botanist Brett Engstrom and forester Jeff Smith.  Then head into the
field to see how to field check the map.
	*	9 a.m. - 3 p.m., free	*	Dress to be outdoors
most of the day
	*	Bring a lunch and a drink	*	No
Registration--just be at the site at 9
	*   Continuing forestry education credits available for NH
foresters and

Directions to Huntington Hill Farm Wildlife Habitat Management Area
From I-91:  Take Exit 13, the Hanover/Norwich exit.  Go east to Hanover,
NH.  In approxi- mately 1.0 mile, take a left onto College Street (which
becomes Rt. 10 North).  Take Route 10 north for 6.0 miles to the north
end of Hanover.  Turn east, away from the Connecticut River onto
Goodfellow Road.  Drive 0.8 miles on Goodfellow Road to the top of the
hill where the road flattens and there's a white farmhouse and barn on
the right.  Park by the barn.

Inclement Weather
Workshop will take place rain or shine.  If ominous, call 802-785-4717
and there will be a message on the answering machine.

2006 Workshop Series--Join us for others!
Vernal Pools, Beaver-Influenced Ecosystems, Forests Are More Than Just
Trees, Natural Community Mapping, Management Planning and Land
Stewardship, Conservation Planning for Towns and Landowners

Biodiversity: Best Practices For Landowners and Land Managers A Workshop
Series for 2006 Funded by the Generous Support of The Wellborn Ecology
Fund of the Upper Valley Community Foundation for:
	*	Private landowners		*	Town
conservation commission members
	*	Foresters 		*	Municipal managers and