As a fisheries biologist with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG), I often get asked questions about the fish species that live in the state. It might be a student working on a school project or someone from a conservation organization working on a watershed management plan. University researchers, environmental regulators, anglers, land trusts, and conservation commissions have all requested fish data for a variety of reasons since I started with the department in 2004.
--- by Jocelyn Duffy
Are you a citizen scientist? Do you want to be? The activity we call “science” began as citizen science centuries ago, with curious people asking questions about the world around them and looking for answers through observation and experimentation. Today, scientists are rediscovering the benefits of public participation in scientific research.
Sand and gravel pits are numerous and widespread throughout New Hampshire, making up about 0.35% of New Hampshire’s landscape. Often overlooked and left unreclaimed, or quickly turned over into industrial or commercial development; these landscapes are rarely as barren as they appear to be and can provide important and c
This fall I’ve been slowing down a lot to allow squirrels and deer to cross the road. On rainy nights next spring I’ll stop to help frogs and salamanders cross and then come June I’ll help turtles. Animals move. For a variety of reasons. Depending on the species and time of year they may be looking for food, a mate, a place for their young, etc. The path they move along may not always be easy.
Don’t miss the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) 47th Annual Meeting and Conference, featuring keynote speaker, Professor Richard Primack, Boston University presenting The Effects of Climate Change on the Plants and Animals of Thoreau’s Concord. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2017 from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
In July we said goodbye to our Taking Action for Wildlife colleague Emily Preston, wildlife biologist for NH Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, as she retired from a successful 13-year run at NHFG.
Found in Concord, Bow, Canterbury and Loudon
The emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle, attacks and kills white, black and green ash (not mountain ash) within three to five years of infestation. The insect was detected in Concord and Bow in the spring of 2013 and was recently found in Canterbury and Loudon.