The Rockingham County Conservation District is seeking an intern for summer 2016 with a major in one of the natural resource sciences. The position will start in May and will involve a commitment of 35-40 hours/week.
Work is estimated to be approximately 60% fieldwork and 40% office work with training provided for each task.
The primary duties of the position involve conservation easement monitoring, including interviewing landowners, walking easement boundaries, and report writing. Additional work may include:
- Work on implementation of restoration projects (Phragmites cutting, brush cutting, vegetative data collection, planting native species, coordinating volunteers, etc),
- Assist with herbicide applications to invasive species utilizing environmentally and applicator sensitive herbicides.
- Assist with wetland impact permitting for restoration projects
- Conducting septic field final inspections (confirm they are loamed & seeded),
- Answering phones, assisting with project scheduling
- Filing, including organizing archived files in the basement
- Assist with preparing outreach materials, mailings, etc.,
- Assist wherever other staff need help.
Work requires someone with his/her own car and laptop. The ideal candidate will have some course work and experience in plant identification. GIS experience is also a plus. He/she must also have a positive attitude and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Work requires stamina to deal with heat, rain, ticks, dense brush, mosquitoes,poison ivy, etc. Applicant must be able to carry a 30+ lb backpack sprayer and have the willingness to work with relatively safe herbicides. Must be self-motivated and able to work alone on projects once given direction. Must be comfortable working alone deep in the woods after being trained in property navigation. Looking for a can-do applicant to work with a can-do organization!
If you have questions please send an email to RCCDLAL@COMCAST.NET (no phone calls please). Or if interested in applying please submit a resume, three references with contact information, and a list of key courses with grades achieved to the email address above.
The New Hampshire Coastal Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), led by the Nature Conservancy, funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS), is a funding source designed to address soil health and the degradation of water quality in coastal rivers and estuaries.
This program offers cost share opportunities to farmers through the NRCS for the purposes farm management conservation practices to address water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat resource needs. The Conservation Districts will help guide farmers through the application process. On a first come first served basis there will be $200 incentive payments for new applicants just for completing the application! This opportunity is funded through the Janes Trust, and is available for producers in the coastal watershed of New Hampshire which encompasses most of Strafford and Rockingham Counties.
Are you a producer interested in improving the quality of your soil, adding farm management conservation practices, or increasing wildlife habitat on your farm? Have you never considered applying for federal cost share programs through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) but find the application time consuming or confusing?
The Conservation district will help you apply!
View programs, eligibility information and ranking information.
Is your farm located the Costal Watershed?
The RCCD backyard trout stocking program is back in time to get ready for the spring!
Purchase your New Hampshire raised Brook or Rainbow Trout for enjoyment all summer long!
See the order form or the full webpage: www.rockinghamccd.org/trout-sale-2016 for the details!
Managing for Pollinators on Farms: Goss Farm, Rye. October 2, 2015 11:30am-1:00pm
Join the Xerces Society’s Jarrod Fowler for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration techniques to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects – including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshop is FREE. See http://www.rockinghamccd.org/pollinator-workshops/ for more details.
NH Pollinator Summit
Global Issues – Local Solutions
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Habitat loss, forage quality, pesticide use, pests and diseases all impact bee health and diversity, threatening the health of our landscapes and food systems. The New Hampshire Pollinator Summit will cover current research-based information related to pollinator health, as well as ongoing local and regional efforts to support and protect bee pollinators on-the-ground. Pesticide re-certification credits: 6 pending.
See the Pollinator Summit for more details
Rockingham County 2015 Summer Erosion Control Field Day
Training for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning, and consulting
When & Where:
July 28, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Seacoast Science Center-Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH
Contact RCCD (603) 679-2790, email@example.com
Price: $ 60 per person. Includes buffet lunch. See the Field Day Brochure for more details and registration information.
Interested in being a vendor at the event? Please contact the District at 679-2790.
Can’t make it that day? Merrimack County and Grafton County are also holding field days.
July 29, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M
Pat’s Peak, Henniker, NH 03242
Contact MCCD (603) 975-0110 or
July 30, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
The Maplewood Golf Club, Bethlehem, NH
Contact GCCD (603) 353-4652, ext. 103 or
As of June 15, 2015 there are new requirements for septic plan reviews for systems in North Hampton.
-For electronic submittals: It is required that a paper copy of the plan is submitted to RCCD with a stamped envelope addressed to the Town.
-For paper submittals: It is required that an additional paper copy of the plan is submitted to RCCD with a stamped envelope addressed to the Town.
Town of North Hampton
233 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor
North Hampton, NH 03862-0710
An additional $25.00 fee will be applied to those submittals who do not comply with this requirement, and the plan will not be reviewed until this fee is paid (or the paper copy and stamped envelop is submitted)
Thank you for your cooperation.
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015. 9:00am –noon
Where : Salt Box Farm
321 Portsmouth Ave
Stratham, NH 03885
Pesticide Credits for Attendees: 3
Saltbox farm is a 3 1/2 acre pick your own blueberry and raspberry operation, we will be using the operation to facilitate discussion of pollinator friendly practices siting of a pollinator habitat plot for 2015
Please RSVP to RCCD: 603-679-2790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Workshop Flyer for more details