Brentwood NH Conservation Commission

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UNH Extension
01/22/2020

UNH Extension

With dangerous coyote encounters in the news in NH, it's a great time to brush up on what to do if you encounter our native wildlife in your home, yard or community. From bears at bird feeders, to flying squirrels in the house, to porcupines eating your hemlocks, to coyotes on the trail, NH is a wild state. Use our tips to stay safe when encountering our wild neighbors! http://unh.me/s5OG50y1bBX

The Commission held an opening ceremony for the property on South Road after years of work, there’s now a parking lot an...
10/06/2019

The Commission held an opening ceremony for the property on South Road after years of work, there’s now a parking lot and kiosk with a map of trails. The leaves are great, get out there and enjoy.

09/01/2019

The Conservation Commission's September meeting was left off the Brentwood Newsletter's monthly calendar. We will meet September 11, 2019 at 7 PM at the town offices.

08/21/2019

Join Exeter-Squamscott River Local Advisory Committee and the Brentwood, NH Recreation Department for a great event on September 28th.

More U.S. Towns Are Feeling The Pinch As Recycling Becomes Costlier
08/21/2019
More U.S. Towns Are Feeling The Pinch As Recycling Becomes Costlier

More U.S. Towns Are Feeling The Pinch As Recycling Becomes Costlier

The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.

08/03/2019

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped us get started on our footbridge across the Little River today. The Sunday workday has been cancelled while we wait for the cement footings to set.

Additional workdays will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

07/11/2019

The volunteer days to work on the trails and bridge at Split Rock for this weekend have been cancelled. We will post again when it's rescheduled.

You can spot this invasive plant along the roads around the Seacoast.
06/28/2019
Knotweed called 'hazardous waste,' snarls Seacoast

You can spot this invasive plant along the roads around the Seacoast.

PORTSMOUTH — Lining Seacoast roads, choking stream banks and spreading underground in back yard groves, Japanese knotweed is a scourge to be

Brentwood NH Conservation Commission
06/14/2019

Brentwood NH Conservation Commission

Great illustration of why it’s important to have diverse habitats
05/23/2019

Great illustration of why it’s important to have diverse habitats

A great illustration! Please consider wildlife in your landscaping, and help save our planet. As the saying goes: There is No Planet "B".

Celebrate Earth Day at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day!
04/11/2019
NH Fish and Game

Celebrate Earth Day at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day!

See you next Saturday, here at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters, for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day! Only trained service dogs will be welcomed, please leave your pets and comfort animals safely at home.

Nature Groupie
03/11/2019

Nature Groupie

Are you ready for SPRING? Help us get our Stewardship Tool Library ready for the spring field season!

Join us THIS FRIDAY, March 15th, for this short and sweet volunteer opportunity and learn how to sharpen, clean, and maintain a variety of stewardship tools!

Register now at http://bit.ly/springtools!

Co-sponsored by Nature Groupie and SELT - Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

03/05/2019

From NH Fish & Game's March email newsletter:

Southern NH Landowners Needed to Create Young Forest Habitat

Since 2009, NHFG's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program has been working to create a network of restored shrublands and young forest for the benefit of wildlife that need this habitat to thrive. Much of this habitat has disappeared in the last half-century, as farms that were abandoned have either transitioned to a more mature forest structure, or have been converted to development. There has also been a long-term decline in shrub wetland habitat, often created by beaver activity throughout the New Hampshire landscape. This large-scale landscape transition has led to a serious decline in species such as, among others, the New England cottontail, Ruffed grouse, and American woodcock; various songbirds such as the Whippoorwill, Chestnut-sided warbler and Eastern towhee; and reptiles such as the Black racer and Smooth green snakes.

NH Fish and Game is recruiting landowners who may be interested in helping us create more shrubland and young forest, with New England cottontail work being focused in the Seacoast and Merrimack Valley areas, and additional habitat projects desired throughout southern New Hampshire. We are looking for landowners with forested tracts, especially those over 20 acres in size, or fields they would like to transition into shrublands, who may be interested in implementing habitat restoration work. We are especially interested in landowners that already have a forest management plan in place, although we can also provide contacts for foresters that can help guide this initial step in the process. Funding is often available for this habitat restoration work.

For more information, please contact Tom Brightman, Wildlife Habitat Biologist, at [email protected] or 603-271-5860.

The Conservation Commission has been working to place an easement on 24 acres of land on South Road and we're asking for...
03/01/2019
Conservation Commission working to preserve Martin farm

The Conservation Commission has been working to place an easement on 24 acres of land on South Road and we're asking for your support at the Town Meeting.

BRENTWOOD — Voters will be asked to spend $150,000 to aid in the preservation of a classic New England farm at the March 16 Town Meeting.Article

SELT - Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
01/18/2019
SELT - Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

SELT - Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

This story written by Dave Anderson, Director of Education for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, really digs into how timber harvests benefit NH forests, wildlife, and communities. What do you think?

The NH Geological Survey has a cool new project that they've just launched, mapping New Hampshire's stone walls.  It inc...
01/15/2019
Stone Wall Mapping Project Uses New Technology to Honor The Past | Press Release 2019 | Media Center | NH Department of Environmental Services

The NH Geological Survey has a cool new project that they've just launched, mapping New Hampshire's stone walls. It includes an online tool that will allow members of the public to help add to the map. Follow the link for more details.

There's also a Facebook group that you can join - the NH Stone Wall Mapping Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/NHstonewalls

The New Hampshire Geological Survey (NHGS), at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), is launching a new interactive New Hampshire Stone Wall Mapper, which will enable the public to use this web-based tool to map the state's landscape of historic stone walls.

You can get some great native bushes and trees from the NH Nursery for a great price.  And get them delivered to the Cou...
12/21/2018

You can get some great native bushes and trees from the NH Nursery for a great price. And get them delivered to the County Forester right in Brentwood for free!

The 2019 NH State Nursery catalog is now available! Fir, pine, spruce, black walnut, maple, oak, conservation shrub seedlings and more are available. Spring seedlings will be shipped at the end of April. Order your seedlings early as they go quickly! https://extension.unh.edu/2019-state-nursery-catalog

Brentwood NH Conservation Commission
11/30/2018

Brentwood NH Conservation Commission

Brentwood NH Conservation Commission's cover photo
11/30/2018

Brentwood NH Conservation Commission's cover photo

Exeter Healthy Lawns Clean Water
10/10/2018
Exeter Healthy Lawns Clean Water

Exeter Healthy Lawns Clean Water

Are you interested in learning how to improve your landscaping with native plants that promote rainfall absorption? Here is a great workshop coming up on October 17th in a neighboring community.

09/27/2018

Please come out and support Brentwood Boy Scout Gabe Burgess-Labonte for his Eagle Scout Project to build a Trail Kiosk and Bench on the town's South Road property.

Gabe is raising funds for the project by holding a car wash on Sunday, October 7th from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Sunoco Station at 66 Portsmouth Avenue, across from Dunkin Donuts.

Please help Gabe raise funds to help the town with the new kiosk and bench. Thank you.

Brentwood, NH Recreation Department
07/27/2018

Brentwood, NH Recreation Department

Calling all hikers!!! The Pawtuckaway hike with Mr. Schroeder is on for this Monday July 30!!! We will meet at 9 am at the cellar hole off Reservation Road. See the detailed map created just for us by Mr. Schroeder! Don’t forget water, snacks, and bug spray!!! We hope you can join us on Monday.

A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who came out today to help get our trails ready! If anyone’s interested in hel...
07/22/2018

A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who came out today to help get our trails ready!

If anyone’s interested in helping out on their own, shoot us a message or send an email to Bob Glowacky at [email protected] for more info!

South Road Trail Cleanup - July 21st
07/22/2018

South Road Trail Cleanup - July 21st

A great morning to walk around and enjoy the benefits of conservation! Thanks to all who came out to our group hike toda...
06/09/2018

A great morning to walk around and enjoy the benefits of conservation! Thanks to all who came out to our group hike today!

Nature Groupie
05/16/2018

Nature Groupie

Volunteers are needed to help restore sand dunes in Seabrook! Join us to plant native dune vegetation in Seabrook's Harborside Park dunes. Sections of these dunes have been degraded or eroded, and the addition of native vegetation will help to stabilize and restore this important area. Healthy dunes play a critical role in promoting coastal resilience and providing habitat for coastal wildlife. The event will begin with a brief training in planting methods. Youth under 18 are welcome to join if accompanied by an adult. http://bit.ly/SandDuneRestoration_May2018

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
05/01/2018

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

We open for the season Wednesday May 2nd at 10am! Hope to see you soon :)

05/01/2018
www.des.nh.gov

Check out this handy brochure for learning to compost your food waste. Then use your compost to improve your garden or yard!

Make sure you follow the rules when you recycle or you might be unintentionally contaminating your recyclables!
04/23/2018
'Wishful recycling' mucks the works | New Hampshire

Make sure you follow the rules when you recycle or you might be unintentionally contaminating your recyclables!

As a faithful recycler, you're feeling virtuous, even a bit smug, this Earth Day. But the recycling industry is in trouble - and you might be part of the problem.

04/17/2018

Looking for Trail Maintainers!

The Conservation Commission and the Trail Committee (Recreation Commission) is looking for our trail users to help with trail improvements and maintenance. Many of our trails that we enjoy need regular clean up of downed trees and limbs, cleaning drainage and trimming overgrowth.
Adopting a trail is an option once you participate in a scheduled trail care day. We would like to see all users types be involved with caring for our trails.
We would like to start as soon as possbile with spring cleanup . Many of our recent storms have raised havoc to the trails. Basic maintenance requires long handled loppers that cut 1-1/2 inches (most favorable tool), long pole loppers, rakes, shovels and persons to drag debris off trail.
Note your availability weekends any time or weeknights after 5pm.

Come on and be a part of a group of causal outdoor recreationalist who appreciate woods and fields.

Horseback riders, cyclists, skiiers and hikers

Contact both: [email protected];
Debbie Briscoe
603-778-3987

Make sure that your favorite farm knows to list their business in Seacoast Harvest
01/06/2018
Seacoast Eat Local

Make sure that your favorite farm knows to list their business in Seacoast Harvest

Be counted! List your farm in the 2018-19 edition of Seacoast Harvest! We distribute 12,000 print copies and get tens of thousands of hits to our searchable online database each year.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the Conservation Commission! One of the greatest gifts we have in Brentwood is o...
12/25/2017

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the Conservation Commission! One of the greatest gifts we have in Brentwood is our beautiful conserved lands!

This afternoon the Trails Committee and the Conservation Commission went out for some trail work on our South Road Prope...
11/19/2017

This afternoon the Trails Committee and the Conservation Commission went out for some trail work on our South Road Property. We cleared downed trees are working on making some public trails. Stay tuned for more updates!

11/16/2017

A thirsty fox and some brave wood ducks at a beaver pond here in Brentwood.

Fall is here! Post your fall foliage pics in the comments below ⬇️⬇️⬇️🍁🍂🍁🍂
10/17/2017

Fall is here! Post your fall foliage pics in the comments below ⬇️⬇️⬇️🍁🍂🍁🍂

10/03/2017
Video of Community Meeting on 9/27

If you’re interested in learning more about the Mill River Dam here in Brentwood here’s a video of the recent community meeting put on by ESREP.

Mill River Dam in Brentwood Community Information Meeting. September 27th, 2017 **Meeting goal to provide accurate and unbiased information to local stakehol...

09/30/2017
Raccoon Family

We have lots of species of wildlife living here in town. This little family of raccoons was filmed foraging in someone's backyard.

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Hello Neighbors! I'm writing from Plaistow to make you aware that my little community is in trouble. You know that Plaistow is 1 of only 2 towns in NH that rely soley on wells for potable water. We have a situation that threatens the wells of 100's residents who are connected to the wetland at 143-145 Main St. The Town Planners have approved a project to locate there that has the potential of contaminating this wetlands. We are taking this decision to the NH Supreme Court and appealing at the local level as well. At this point we are raising legal fees for this suit through a go fund me account. If any of you would like to support our cause I ask you to donate whatever you can. Every little bit add up to reaching our goal. The Go Fund Me Page contains background information about our situation.