TNC fire effects

Ossipee Pine Barrens Fire Effects

The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter

  • January 1–November 1

This is an ongoing Citizen Science Experience. Contact the sponsoring organization to join in.



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The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire is looking for two volunteers to serve as field researchers measuring the effects of fire in the Ossipee Pine Barrens in Madison and Tamworth, NH. 

Fire effects monitoring will involve approximately 100 hours throughout the summer, including 2 days of in-the-field training. Volunteers can work their own schedule but must commit to the full project season.

The Ossipee Pine Barrens Preserve protects the last intact pine barrens in New Hampshire, a fire-adapted forest found only on dry, sandy soils. Since 2007, The Nature Conservancy has been using controlled burns to restore and maintain the health of this globally rare forest type. This volunteer opportunity will provide data critical to understanding what conditions are necessary for a controlled burn to produce the "fire effects" needed for a thriving pine-scrub oak woodland. 

Learn more about this position:  Fire Effects Volunteer Position Description Summer 2019

Interested?  Contact Myrilla Hartkopf at