Promoting Healthy and Diverse Forest Habitats Tour

November 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Graylaug Nature Preserve
320 Clough Road
UNH Cooperative Extension

UNH Cooperative Extension and Graylaug Nature Preserve will hold a Promoting Healthy and Diverse Forest Habitats Tour on November 13th from 9 am to Noon at the Nature Preserve at 320 Clough Road in Pittsfield, NH.

The Graylag Nature Preserve’s overall management philosophy is to promote healthy and diverse forest habitats for wildlife.

During this tour, led by Bryan Comeau from Dalton Mountain Forestry, Rebecca DiGirolomo and Matt Tarr from UNH Extension, we will visit areas where commercial timber harvesting has been used to enhance foraging and cover resources for wildlife, improve forest health and value, and to salvage trees from an area damaged in the 2008 tornado.

We will also visit an area where natural processes are being allowed to occur without timber harvesting and will discuss how to best conduct timber harvesting near sensitive areas such as vernal pools, streams, and other wetlands.

This tour will provide an overview for how private and community landowners can steward their forests to meet multiple objectives through careful planning under the guidance of a licensed professional forester and following established best management practices. We will also discuss state and federal financial assistance programs to help you manage your land.

Bring your boots and binoculars for a walk on a beautiful property with forestry and wildlife professionals who are happy to answer any questions you have about how to go about stewarding the forests on your land!

To register for this tour, go to