As the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, there are some tasks many of us have in common. We put away our sweaters and coats from the colder months. We do a thorough spring cleaning inside and outside the home. We prep the garden beds and get our seeds started. For me and many others interested in natural resources, there's another item on the spring to-do list - keep an eye out for invasive plants.
Taking Action for Wildlife staff Amanda Stone and Emma Carcagno had the opportunity to assist a NH land trust to engage with local communities over the past several months using a new and exciting technology. SELT (previously known as Southeast Land Trust of NH), which currently serves most of Rockingham County and much of Strafford County, completed a new strategic plan earlier this year. As part of that process, the land trust recognized a need to update their conservation focus areas to help direct their future work.
You don't need to own hundreds of acres to manage your property for wildlife, and the Ellingwoods have proof. Mark and Susan have lived on their 7 acre property in Hancock for 20 years, and over that time they've taken simple, but thoughtful steps to create a haven for wildlife right in their own backyard.