Outdoor Volunteers in New England
We've tried to include the best stewardship resources for New England. Don't see a resource here that you find useful? Email us to let us know about it!
An online database of contractors, organizations, and clubs working in New England who provide trail services, training, or volunteer opportunities.
A free newsletter that navigates the world of stewardship, citizen science, and volunteers.
Borrow stewardship tools from lending libraries in Epping, NH and (coming soon) and the Upper Valley region of NH.
A series of free guides to help learn and teach stewardship skills.
Get involved helping remove the invasive plant garlic mustard from the environment in New England.
Summary report of the science findings and citizen science approach used in the Beach Blitz 2015, a water quality sampling effort by the New England Sustainability Consortium.
Use this worksheet to draft a volunteer position description to recruit volunteers and plan your stewardship project.
A summary of findings from meetings held with New England conservation organizations in 2016-17 considering the possible leveraging or expansion of the Stewardship Network: New England beyond New Hampshire.
A fact sheet from UNH Extension about the invasive plant garlic mustard, including management considerations for New England.
A list of ideas for ways to recruit volunteers for stewardship projects.
Special trail maintenance considerations for trails used by horses in New England.
This 41-page guide is your go-to resource for training volunteers to lead nature walks
Learn how to map invasive plants using EDDMaps, so your observations will contribute to a wider effort.
Easily train volunteers to monitor conservation easements with this 30-page guide
UNH Extension has compiled the best resources for invasive plants and insects in New Hampshire
A tool for community education on invasive plants in New Hampshire.
A good example of invasive plant outreach materials, created by the Peterborough, NH Conservation Commission
Explore stewardship and citizen science action by Nature Groupie volunteers across New England
A story map showing the collective volunteer participation in the Garlic Mustard Challenge in New England and Eastern New York since 2014.
Building trails correctly the first time will reduce maintenance needs in the future, but not eliminate them.
An online resource for learning about and reporting sightings of invasive, non-native forest pests in New Hampshire.
Gain confidence navigating outdoors with this 16-page guide
Full report of Nov. 17, 2016 meeting "Fostering a Culture of Stewardship: Can we Leverage the Stewardship Network Model Beyond New Hampshire?"
Full report of all notes and comments submitted by participants at Feb. 15, 2017 web-based meeting on Network expansion.
A guide to invasive plant management in New Hampshire, compiled by NH Fish & Game.
Knotweed Best Management Practices from the NH Department of Agriculture
A short guide to planning a volunteer trails workday, compiled by UNH Extension and Nature Groupie staff.
A sample volunteer conservation easement monitoring form.
Links to full results of 2016 research question, "What do partners in the Stewardship Network: New England most value about it?"
A 2013 report summarizing the stewardship needs and concerns of conservation partners in New Hampshire and neighboring communities.
Poster summarizing work of the Stewardship Network: New England from launch through Oct. 2014.
We've pulled together some numbers from the first two years of The Stewardship Network: New England. What's the impact?
A checklist to help you prepare for an invasive plants workday.
Tips for working with citizen science volunteers compiled by UNH Extension, Nature Groupie, and NH Sea Grant staff.
Want tips for best practices in working with stewardship volunteers? Here are 12 steps to a successful conservation volunteer event, program, or experience.
Gain confidence working on New England trails with this 30-page guide.
Want to know how different people use the Network (now called Nature Groupie)? Watch this video from 2016 and be inspired!
Recipe for pesto made from garlic mustard, a non-native invasive plant found in New Hampshire and other New England states.
Learn to identify garlic mustard in early spring and how to get rid of it.
Learn how to pull garlic mustard and correctly dispose of it - its easy!
Learn to how to safely remove gloves and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Learn how to identify and remove wild parsnip, an invasive plant new to New Hampshire
Summary of results and input from 2016 partner research efforts
This 13-page guide is your go-to resource for organizing a volunteer workday