The New Hampshire SFI Implementation Committee (NHSIC) invites you to a field day about public land certification.
The New Hampshire SFI Implementation Committee (NHSIC) invites you to a field day about state-owned land certification on Sept. 22 in Lancaster, N.H. Field day participants will learn about the certification of public lands and how the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standard applies to recreation, fisheries, and forest management on public and private land.
The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration at the N.H. Division of Forest and Land’s North Country Resource Center located at 629B Main Street in Lancaster, N.H. The program begins at 9 a.m. with news and updates from SFI Inc. provided by Gordy Mouw and news and updates from the NHSIC provided by Jasen Stock. Following the updates, participants will learn about the recreation, forestry, and fisheries management work the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department are doing on the Nash Stream Forest (a parcel the Department is considering to enroll in a 3rd party certification program). At 39,980 acres, this multiple-use forest is the largest single tract of land the state of New Hampshire owns.
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Introductions – Jasen Stock, N.H. SIC Coordinator
9:05 – 10:45 a.m. Indoor updates and presentations
SFI update from Gordy Mouw at SFI, Inc.
NH SFI Implementation Committee update from Jasen Stock, N.H. SIC Coordinator
NH Division of Forest and Lands overview from Brad Simpkins, NH state forester
Nash Stream management overview and background from Maggie Machinist, forester, NH Division of Forest and Lands
Trout restoration project overview from John Magee, biologist, NH Fish and Game Dept.
10:45 - 11:30 p.m. Travel to first field tour and lunch location (BBQ lunch provided by the Umbagog Snowmobile Association)
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. The first field tour (recreation) will be led by Chris Gamache from NH Division of Parks and Recreation. This tour will discuss the recreational
goals for the Nash Stream Forest and the challenges of balancing motorized and non-motorized recreational interests.
12:30 – 4 p.m. Multiple field tours of a trout restoration project on Nash Stream, and two silvicultural projects. The trout restoration tour will be led by John Magee
and the two silviculture tours will be led by Maggie Machinist and Will Guinn.
**The morning presentation and afternoon tours have been assigned 4.5 category 1-CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters, and 8.0 continuing
education credits for the New Hampshire Professional Loggers Program logger certification program.
Directions: Proceed north through the village of Lancaster, NH on US Route 3. Approximately 1 mile north of the Lancaster Fairgrounds the North Country Resource Center will be on the right.