NH Coverts Volunteer Training
NH Coverts Project
Friday, March 1, 2024 • 12:00am–1:00am
108 Wally Stone Lane
Greenfield, NH 03047
About the Event
The NH Coverts Project is accepting applications from new volunteers interested in taking part in the 2024 NH Coverts Project training workshop on May 8-11 at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield.
Started in 1995, the NH Coverts Project has trained over 500 volunteers in promoting wildlife conservation and forest stewardship throughout the state. Each year, 25 conservation-minded residents gather with a team of natural resource professionals for a 4-day workshop, where they learn about wildlife and forest ecology, habitat management, land conservation and effective outreach.
There is a $50 registration fee; however, program sponsors fund all lodging, food, and other expenses.
In exchange for the training, participants commit to volunteer for at least 40 hours during the coming year and motivate others to become stewards of the state's wildlife and forest resources. Coverts volunteers give their time in a variety of ways. Some lead field walks or organize volunteer workdays, while others serve on town boards or manage their own property for wildlife habitat. Volunteers come from many backgrounds and professions but are unified by their desire to help New Hampshire’s wildlife and forests.
A covert (pronounced “cover” with a “t”) is a thicket that provides shelter for wildlife. The term symbolizes the project’s goal of enhancing, restoring and conserving habitat for native wildlife in New Hampshire. Once trained through the Coverts Program, participants become members of a knowledgeable statewide network connected through newsletters, field trips, and workshops.
The N.H. Coverts Project is sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Fish & Game. The program also receives support from the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2024. Acceptance will be based on applicants' interest and ability to use and share lessons from the training, on their property or in their community.