The forest is a living organism, made up of plants, animals, and microorganisms all coexisting together symbiotically. The advent of climate change has led to disruptions in that balance. So how does one manage a forest yet ensure this fragile balance remains? On Saturday, October 15th 2022, from 10:00 to Noon, please join MMRG and Branch Hill Farm as Forester Dan Stepanauskas leads a fascinating workshop on managing a forest in today’s changing climate. This conversational workshop will tour a conserved BHF property in Wakefield, NH, which will allow us to discuss the near-term and long-term effects on our forests. Some of the topics that will be discussed will include.
• Gleanings from forty-one years of learning in the forest
• Forest management and the mandate of climate conscious practices: How do we accomplish this?
• What we now know about our new climate, which trees will thrive, and matching the tree species to the appropriate soil type
• A detailed discussion of silviculture, wise old forestry research findings, what they teach us and why they are being ignored
• Applicable lessons learned from practicing forestry in various ecosystems, including Washington State, northern Ontario, Minnesota, Maine, and North Carolina
• Maintaining and enriching habitats for warblers, accipiter, and bears
Daniel Stepanauskas has been a consulting forester in New Hampshire for over thirty-five years. He practices the sustainable management of private and municipal forest lands, using light-touch management techniques and imitating nature’s design to achieve the desired results. He is currently also the consulting forester for Tin Mountain Conservation Center and is a board member of the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust.
A question-and-answer time will be offered following the 10:00 to 12:00 workshop. For more information, directions and to register for this informative workshop, please contact
Jared Kane at 603-473-2535, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is online at www.mmrgnh.org
Registration closes on Thursday October 13th, 2022.