RCCD Board MeetingsRegular board meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month. During the summer months (April-September) the meeting begin 6:30 pm, and during the winter months (October-March) they begin at 1:00 pm. All meetings are held at the RCCD office and are open to the public. It is best to call ahead to confirm if you would like to attend.
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Mission StatmentOur mission is to conserve and sustain the natural environment for present and future generations.
The Role of RCCDThe Rockingham County Conservation District delivers soil and water conservation at the local level. Formed in 1946 as a legal sub-division of the State of New Hampshire and operating under NH State Statute RSA 432:12, the District is directed by a Board of Supervisors, a state appointed governing body made up of five residents of the county. The position of a District Supervisor is a public office and as such the Board of Supervisors has a legal and moral responsibility to the people of the District, its constituents.
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PLEASE NOTE: THE RCCD BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S MEETING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 19TH AT 1 PM AT THE RCCD OFFICE
In May 2018, the Rockingham County Conservation District (RCCD) took on the challenging task of tackling the invasive plants on a historic WWII bunker as part of a continued habitat restoration project at Odirone Point State Park in Rye that began in 2009. The project goal at the bunker is a multitiered approach that works to restore native vegetation while also positively influencing historic elements of the bunker and the bats, that once called it home.
There will be no test pit witnessing or plan reviews during the week of 8/20 – 8/24
Regular plan reviews and test pit witnessing will resume on 8/27/2018.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Rockingham County Conservation District is seeking intern(s) for September! For more information please see our job postings under our About the District section.
Join New Hampshire Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in partnership with the Strafford and Rockingham County Conservation District, for a FREE 3.5-day grazing course! Come and learn all about grazing management, and develop an individualized grazing plan for your farm!
Who should attend:
Farmers who are grazing ruminant livestock and want to do a better job managing the pasture as a feed source. The course will also help you to obtain a grazing plan, which is a prerequisite for applying for financial assistance for some projects under the EQIP Program. The intended goal is for each farm to develop a grazing plan by the end of the course. Farms of all sizes are welcome to attend this course! Farms with an existing grazing plan can also attend to learn more about their current plan and/or update the plan.
Daimon Meeh, NRCS Grazing Specialist,
with assistance from NRCS Epping Field Staff.
Farmers must commit to attending all sessions in the training
Classroom: 10:00am –3:00pm
UNH Cooperative Extension
113 North Road
Brentwood, NH 03833
Wednesday, September 19
Thursday, September 20
Wednesday, October 17
Friday, September 28
Location: To Be Announced
The workshop is being offered at no cost but you must sign up.
Click here to fill out the registration form
Please register no later than September 10th, 2018
If you prefer to fill out a paper form and mail it in you can do so from the workshop brochure.
Please note snacks and lunch will not be provided at this workshop, please bring your own.
The Rockingham County Conservation District now has a Compact Constant Head Permeameter, also known as the Amoozemeter, available for rent! This piece of equipment measures the in-field flow of water into a saturated soil. The measured rate is called saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat). This piece of equipment can be used to find actual Ksat values for NHDES Alteration of Terrain permits in place of book values. Anyone interested in borrowing this equipment must attend a 1-day training.
The first training: Wednesday August 15, 2018
Brentwood Community Center
190 Route 125
Brentwood, NH 03833
For more details and registration information Click here for the workshop brochure.
Registration is due by August 8, 2018
Up to $5 million is expected to be available for water supply land
protection grants this year from the NH Drinking Water and Groundwater
Trust Fund. A workshop will be held on April 18 to provide details.
To view the agenda and register (pre-registration is required), visit
https://www4.des.state.nh.us/nh-dwg-trust/?p=142. The afternoon
session will address land protection grants, while the morning session
will address loans and grants for construction projects. Registration
for the morning and afternoon sessions is separate; be sure you
register for the afternoon session. If you’re interested but can’t
make the April 18 workshop, try to catch my one-hour workshop (at
2:45) at Saving Special Places (April 7).