We are offering two ways you can learn more about managing land and forests to capture and store carbon, one indoors (unless you like to Zoom outdoors!), one outdoors; one on a screen, one in the woods; one with images, one with in-person community. Please join us for both if you are able!
Please join Cook Memorial Library and Chocorua Lake Conservancy live via Zoom on Wednesday, August 2, at 7PM for “Forest Management and Carbon” with UNH Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) Natural Resources Field Specialist Wendy Scribner. One of the many benefits our forests provide is their ability to sequester and store carbon. Rising carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere are driving changes in our climate. Trees use carbon dioxide to grow, and there has been a lot of discussion about how we can enhance the ability of our trees and forests to capture and store carbon. In this program, we will discuss how different management practices affect carbon within a forest. We’ll talk about some of the trade-offs of different activities, and also talk about carbon markets.
Please register in advance at bit.ly/CC-080223 or via www.chocorualake.org/events. You will receive a Zoom link in the confirmation email.
Then, on Saturday, August 5, from 9-11:30AM, join us for a walk on Chocorua Lake Conservancy conservation land in Chocorua with UNHCE Forestry Field Specialist Matt Kelly and UNHCE Natural Resources Field Specialist Wendy Scribner, where we will talk about how our forests sequester and store carbon. We’ll visit a variety of different habitats and discuss how different management practices influence the rates of carbon sequestration and storage. Factors including tree age, species diversity, past management practices, and soils influence how much carbon a forest can store. We’ll measure some trees on our walk and determine how much carbon is being stored.
Please register in advance at bit.ly/CC-080523 or via www.chocorualake.org/events. You will receive directions to the walk location in the confirmation email.
These free programs are part of the CML/CLC series “Climate & Community.”
About the Presenters:
UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry Field Specialist Matt Kelly earned his Masters and PhD degrees in forest resources management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Prior to joining UNHCE, Matt served on the faculty at Michigan Tech University where he taught courses in forest and natural resources management, timber harvesting, and forest management plan development. His research has focused on a range of topics, including forest policy and economics, family forest owner attitudes and behaviors, and logging operation efficiency and environmental impacts. As the Cheshire County forester, Matt works with private landowners to deliver programming and technical assistance. He also works with conservation groups, consulting foresters, and agency partners throughout the county and state.
UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Wendy Scribner provides research-based natural resource information and assistance to a wide range of clientele including: private landowners, licensed foresters, members of the logging and forest products industry, municipalities, schools and organizations. She specializes in forestry and wildlife. She provides assistance and information on topics including: managing woodlots, selling timber, enhancing wildlife habitat, controlling invasive plants, and improving forest health and productivity. Wendy is a licensed forester in both NH and Maine and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Forestry from UNH.