Training Guides


The Stewardship Training Guides series offers instructional materials for training volunteers in stewardship and educational activities. Use these guides to organize your own volunteer training workshop or to learn about best practices. Materials include instructor's guides, slide presentations, videos, activities, sample agendas, and more. Developed in collaboration with conservation groups in New Hampshire, we hope these guides allow more organizations to train more volunteers in stewardship and educational topics, increasing our collective capacity to care for and study our lands and waters. For scheduled trainings on any of these topics, visit our Events Calendar.

How to Lead a Nature Walk
Information for workshop instructors and organizers on how to train volunteers to lead nature walks on conservation lands.

How to Monitor Conservation Easements
Information for workshop instructors and organizers on how to train volunteers to monitor conservation easements.

Outdoor Skills for Conservation Volunteers
Skills, tips, and advice for working in the field; can be used by volunteers to refresh skills, or by workshop instructors and organizers to train volunteers in skills important for conservation-related volunteer work.

Workday 101
Information for those interested in working effectively with volunteers to accomplish stewardship tasks.

Trail Maintenance for Volunteers
Information for volunteers on how to perform basic trail maintenance to keep trails in their care safe and sustainable.

Invasive Plants in the Granite State
A presentation designed for the general public that provides information on New Hampshire's invasive plant species.


These guides were produced by Nature Groupie, a project of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, with funding support from the NH Charitable Foundation. Use of the training guide, associated materials, and the name “Stewardship Training Guides” is made available through a Creative Commons license by the University of New Hampshire.