Upcoming Events

Birding on the Farm
Workshop Series

May 16th @ 8:00AM: Alyson's Orchard, Walpole, NH

June 18th @ 7:30AM: Upper Meadows, Rockingham, VT

October 1st @ 9:00AM: Picadilly Farm, Winchester, NH


Cost: Free

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Join us for an exciting opportunity to bird on farms throughout our region! Learn new skills, and learn about wildlife conservation on the farm! Open to birders and enthusiasts of all skill levels!


Presented by Cheshire CCD, NRCS, Windham NRCD, Antioch Bird Club, and Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society


More dates and details will be made available soon!



info@cheshireconservation.org or 603-756-2988 x3011

Distant Hill Wildlife Habitat
Workshop Series

Workshop #1: Recognizing & Managing Wildlife Habitat


When: Friday, June 10, 3 - 6pm:

Where: Distant Hill Gardens, 507 March Hill Road

Walpole, NH 03608

Cost: Free


Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about habitat management at Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole, NH!

This five part workshop series will be hosted monthly through October 2022 and is presented by Distant Hill Gardens, CCCD, and NRCS!

This series is free and open to the public, with registration required.


Join Matt Tarr, Extension Professor & Wildlife Specialist, and Matt Kelly, Cheshire Country Forester, to learn how to recognize and improve habitat for wildlife in forests, fields, and wetlands. The workshop will be held outdoors at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail in Walpole and Alstead and include a slow-paced off-trail walk over moderate terrain, with many stops for discussion.


During this workshop we will visit some of the forest, field, and wetland habitats of Distant Hill.


You will learn:

  • How to recognize specific features that comprise each habitat type

  • What and how specific wildlife species use each feature as habitat

  • How to create or enhance habitat opportunities for specific wildlife


More details will be made available soon for the following workshops dates:

  • Workshop #2, Friday, July 8, 2022, 3 - 6pm: Managing Open Spaces for Wildlife

  • Workshop #3, Friday, August 12, 2022, 3 - 6pm: Managing Wetlands for Wildlife

  • Workshop #4, Friday, September 9, 2022, 3 - 6pm: Forest Management for Wildlife

  • Workshop #5, Friday, October 14, 2022, 3 - 6pm: Wildlife Habitat Research: Your Land as a Living Lab



info@cheshireconservation.org or 603-756-2988 x3011

Board Meetings

The fourth Thursday of every month, the board of the Cheshire County Conservation District meets to discuss the District’s strategic plan and annual plan of work.  Minutes are available by appointment; please call 603.756.2988 ext.4 or email info@cheshireconservation.org with a request. 


**The January CCCD Board Meeting will be held in person on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 9:00am at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship: 25 Roxbury St. Keene, NH 03431. Please call 603.756.2988 x3011 or email info@cheshireconservation.org with any questions or to request additional information!**