December 15, 7pm
VP Land Conservation, SPNHF, retired
Private land conservation is an essential part of ensuring the future of wildlife habitat, agriculture, forestry and outdoor recreation in New Hampshire. The program will include a brief history of land conservation in America and New Hampshire. Learn about the various options for land protection available to landowners in New Hampshire and which might be most appropriate for your land or family land. Paul will explain the steps involved in a land conservation project, how long it might take and what it might cost, as well as the possible financial benefits.
This webinar is part of the year-long Exploring Connections to and Stewardship of the Natural World talks. This series is supported by a grant through the NH Humanities Council and aims to provide a public and personal space for the examination of environmental ethics, fostering a deeper understanding of, appreciation for, and care of, our natural world. Programs are free to the public, and streamed via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live.
For more information and to see the entire slate of talks, visit our series webpage.
Paul Doscher was the vice president for land conservation at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests until his retirement in 2014. During his 28 years with the Forest Society he was involved in hundreds of land conservation projects ranging in size from a dozen acres to more than 175,000 acres. He has served as the Board chair of the Piscataquog Land Conservancy, and the Standards Advisory Team for the Land Trust Alliance. He lives on his family’s farm and Tree Farm, protected by a conservation easement, in Weare. He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of NH Audubon.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.