2022 COMMUNITY CONSERVATION COHORT
The 2022 Cohort program is scheduled for September - October, 2022
Training will be virtual, via Zoom
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022
Conservation Commissioners and other municipal boards are invited to join Taking Action for Wildlife for an in-depth training program and hands-on project work. Get the tools and skills you need to engage your community in actions to protect wildlife and natural resources, while gaining the camaraderie of a cohort of community volunteers. You will learn from experts, get inspired by community success stories, participate in lively Q&A and interactive discussions, and build a cohort of colleagues in conservation! You will also get support from a Taking Action for Wildlife Team member in developing and implementing a project to benefit wildlife and habitats in your community.
- Each community needs a minimum of 3 and up to a maximum of 5 participants. In addition to conservation commissioners, you may also include 1-2 participants from other boards/committees or other community volunteers. At least two Cohort participants should be conservation commissioners.
- All members of your Cohort team must be available to participate in all training sessions on the dates listed below.
- Your team must have time to work on your selected community project through April 2023 (with guidance from TAFW team members).
- You will need to complete 30-60 minutes of required preparatory work before each training session to maximize learning opportunities. Preparatory work will include watching short video presentations, readings, and completing brief assignments. Optional resources will be provided for each session, which may require additional time if you decide to review any of these.
Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00pm:
September 15 • SEPTEMBER 29 • October 13 • October 27 • april 20, 2023**
**Cohort project presentations April 2023
You will gain an understanding of New Hampshire's conservation landscape, wildlife and habitats, conservation tools, community engagement methods, and more via presentations, discussions, and case studies. Learn how land conservation options, land management and land use regulation can effectively protect wildlife and natural resources in your community, and how to use your town's natural resources inventory in this work. See the 2022 Training Program Outline for more details.
Are you excited about a project but not sure how to get started? As part of the Cohort program, Taking Action for Wildlife team members will help each community develop and implement a project related to protecting wildlife and habitats. Projects could involve land conservation, regulation, management, outreach and education, or other strategies to reach your community's goals. Your team must be able to commit time to work on the project from December 2022 – April 2023. Project presentations will be at the final Cohort session on April 20, 2023.
COHORT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022
DIRECT COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
The Taking Action for Wildlife team also offers direct assistance to communities, upon request, to help address specific wildlife and natural resources protection issues. There is no fee for this assistance. Types of assistance include incorporating wildlife and habitat information in your town's Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) and/or natural resources chapter of the Master Plan, using the NRI in conservation planning and related activities, identifying priority habitats in town, developing public outreach programs, etc.
If you have questions about this program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Complete and submit the online application.
Community Assistance Application