NHACC Annual Conference offers wildlife focused workshops

Barbara Richter, NHACC

Don’t miss the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) 52nd Annual Meeting and Conference featuring a variety of wildlife focused workshops. The event will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 8 am to 3:30 pm, at Pembroke Academy, Pembroke NH. 

The keynote program, “Nature: How it Sparks Joy and Passion,” features two of the most inspiring people in conservation education today. Join writer and naturalist, Susie Spikol, and Kid Conservationist, Jack Dalton to learn how they use their love of nature to encourage others to protect our natural environment.

In addition to the keynote, this year’s conference offers a variety of workshop topics focused on the importance of protecting wildlife habitat in your community.  

Susie Spikol, naturalist and educator will present “Everyday Wild: How Common Wildlife Connects Us to Place” to encourage participants to appreciate the wild animals all around us every day. Chris Shadler, ecologist from Project Coyote, will explain the connection between ecology and predators in the program “Love Our Forests? Protect our Predators”. Amanda Stone, State Specialist, Natural Resources & Conservation, UNH will present “Connect to Protect: Coastal Conservation Plan”. This program will highlight the 2021 New Hampshire Coastal Watershed Conservation Plan and how it can help conservation commissions identify and protect critical habitat. Pete Steckler, principal from Northeast Conservation Service will instruct participants on the use of wildlife cameras in the program, “Lights, Camera, Action: Using Wildlife Cameras for Conservation.” Francie Von Mertens, from the Peterborough Conservation Commission will focuse on plants and their pollinators in her presentation, “Native Bees; Pollinator Superheroes.” Check out the NHACC website for the complete list of workshops.  

Join NHACC for a day of learning, networking and fun with fellow conservation commission members. Register HERE