Who in New Hampshire Needs a New Trail Bridge?

Published: Aug 3, 2017

The Stewardship Network: New England is looking for a site in New Hampshire to host a Trail Bridge Building workshop this fall. Do you know of a conservation property that needs a small-scale (less than 15') bridge built?  We are looking to partner with a New Hampshire town, Conservation Commission, non-profit, land trust, or public agency that would like to host a trail bridge building workshop in October or November, 2017. Special consideration will be given to sites and partners who:

  • Want to train local volunteers in bridge-building skills
  • Can provide relatively close access to the site (less than 1 mile hiking access)
  • Have a modest budget (up to $350) for lumber and supplies

What you'll receive:

Special grant funding through the Network will provide leadership, expertise, and teaching by trails professional Lew Shelley of Snowhawk, LLC and Emily Lord, Stewardship Outreach Coordinator for UNH Extension. By the end of the workshop, your group will have a sustainable, professional bridge on your conservation land, and you'll have trained locals to use that knowledge to build simple bridges elsewhere!

Submit a request:

Send an email by Aug. 18, 2017 with the following information to Emily Lord (Emily.Lord@unh.edu) at the Stewardship Network: New England:

  1. Your name and contact information (email, phone number)
  2. Name of landowner and your affiliation with that group
  3. Location of the site you have in mind (town, name of property if available, Google Map link if you can identify it)
  4. A few sentences about the project - how will a bridge benefit the land, trail access, or the community?

Questions?  Contact Emily Lord at 603-862-1572 or at the email address above.