Invasive Plant Conversation for Conservation Commissions
UNHCE and Durham Conservation Commission
Friday, September 23, 2022 • 1:00pm–4:00pm
Thompson Forest, Wednesday Hill Road
Durham, NH 03824
About the Event
If you are a Conservation Commission member then you are likely grappling with the best approach to managing non-native invasive plants at the individual site and landscape scale. This task can be daunting and it is important to develop a sustainable strategy that works with the resources available to you. Learning from your peers and sharing ideas can be a helpful step in developing a strategy that works for your town.
Join Tom Brightman, Land Stewardship Coordinator for the Town of Durham and Rebecca DiGirolomo, UNH Extension Natural Resource Field Specialist, for a tour of the Thompson Forest property in Durham. The tour will highlight Durham’s ongoing efforts to manage invasive plants in a shrubland/meadow and the adjacent forest on this 53-acre property. After the tour we will go to the Durham Town Hall for a discussion hour to learn more about Durham’s town-wide invasive plant strategy, to share ideas and talk through the challenges of managing these plants at a landscape scale.
Cost: Free, but registration is required. Please register soon as there are a limited number of spots available.
What to bring
The first portion of the event will be held outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather and ticks and wear sturdy shoes appropriate for being in the field and walking on uneven terrain. Bring snacks and water.