Going to Bat for Bats in Rye


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.


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Test Pits and Plan Reviews Resume 8/27/2018

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.

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RCCD Natural Resources Internship

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.

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Grazing Training

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.

Instructed by:
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

Field: 1:00pm-3:00pm
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.

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RCCD now has an Amoozemeter!

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




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Water Supply Land Protection Program

Grants Save the Date








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).

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2018 Trout Sale

Order Form

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Help us support agriculture in Rockingham County!

Do you own a farm in Rockingham County?

The District needs your help! As a conservation district it is our job to act as the voice of locally led conservation, representing farmers and others in advising our partners at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service on program and spending priorities. To better represent the needs of the producers in Rockingham County it is essential we understand who the producers are, what kinds of crops are being grown, and what kinds of agricultural practices are dominating the landscape. Farms today face a variety of pressures from development, demand for increased production, and climate change. This survey will provide RCCD with information to better advise farmers about assistance available from a wide variety of conservation programs to improve soil health, water quality and agricultural resiliency.

Please take a moment to take our online survey.




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