ROADS and INFRASTRUCTURE
April 30, Concord, N.H.
May 2, Lancaster, N.H.
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Catch up on New Hampshire’s latest legislative and regulatory changes and learn from the experts about local road bonding, road posting and other road use regulations.
Tuesday, April 30th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH and Thursday, May 2nd, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game office in Lancaster, the NHTOA spring Timber Talk will feature a panel discussion on roads and infrastructure.
You will get an overview of all the issues and policies the NHTOA is working on in Concord and Washington, D.C. (including the debate over how New Hampshire will fund road and bridge repairs and the recent U.S. Supreme Court forest roads/Clean Water Act ruling). Following the update an expert panel will discuss how New Hampshire law regulates the use of municipal roads. The panel is comprised of landowners, loggers, foresters and municipal law attorneys who will take an in-depth look at the laws governing municipal road and bridge use. These include, road/bridge bonding, road closure/discontinuance and weight restrictions “posting”.
April 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Conservation Center at the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests.
54 Portsmouth St.
Susan Slack is a lawyer with experience in municipal and land-use law. She served as an attorney with the N.H. Local Government Center before moving to the private practice of law in 2007. She is now a planner with the N.H. Office of Energy and Planning. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and received a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Ohio University. She lives in Effingham, N.H.
Nick Brunet is the Vice President and Northeast Area Manager for Green Crow Corporation, a privately owned company specializing in the timberland and wood products industries. Green Crow Corporation provides full-service timberland investment management services to institutional, family and individual investors. These services include advisory, due diligence, deal flow, property management, strategic planning, forest products marketing, modeling, valuation, engineering, environmental services, and accounting. Located in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Northeast, and in New Zealand, Green Crow Corporation owns or manages over 50,000 acres in the Northeast. Access to timberland is an important factor impacting their forest management ability. He lives in Auburn, N.H.
Dan Cyr is originally from Madawaska, Maine and holds both an Associate’s Degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from the University of Maine. He is a forester with Bay State Forestry Service since 1981 and holds a Forester’s licenses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and in Maine. Dan’s operations at Bay State Forestry Service manage 60,000 acres of timberland for clients that include private tree farms, utility companies, town forests, Land Trusts and commercial timberland owners. He lives in Francestown, N.H.
New Hampshire Fish and Game office in Lancaster, N.H.
629b Main St , Lancaster, NH 03584
Bernie Waugh has been a member of the NH Bar since 1978. From 1985 to 2000 he was Chief Legal Counsel for the New Hampshire Municipal Association and has authored several booklets and articles on land use law. He is now a partner at Gardner Fulton & Waugh in Lebanon- a firm practicing exclusively municipal law, and serves as counsel for over 25 NH communities. He has sat on the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment since 1986, currently as an alternate. He is also on the advisory council to the Dartmouth Outing Club, plays fiddle in a contra-dance band, is happily married, and lives in Hanover in a former one-room school.
Jon Martin grew up in Bristol, N.H. and holds four-year degree in forestry from the University of New Hampshire and an associate’s degree in Surveying Technology from what is now known as N.H. Community Technical College-Berlin. Jon is a New Hampshire professional licensed forester. Through his company, Martin Forestry Consulting, he manages timberland throughout Central and Northern New Hampshire for various private and public clients. Jon is also a landowner. He recently purchased and placed on conservation easement on 245 acres of timberland in Bridgewater, N.H.
Rocky Bunnell has been involved in logging since the early 1960’s when he began logging with his father on their family farm in Barnet, Vermont. After a four year tour in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973 he returned to New Hampshire to log full-time. Rocky has cut timber on private and public lands. His landowner customers include family tree farms, commercial timberland owners, State of New Hampshire and the United States Forest Service. Through is logging company Rocky has worked with hundreds of road agents and selectmen in New Hampshire and Vermont on behalf of his customers. Rocky lives in Monroe with his wife Gail
Participation at the Timber Talks is free, but we do ask you to call ahead to register so we can plan appropriately. All Timber talks will be from 6-8 PM and will feature complimentary coffee and refreshments. Please call NHTOA office at (603) 224-9699 to reserve your space.