Upcoming Events

Conservation Opportunity
Fund Informational Session

December 12th, 6:00PM

Zoom, Registration Required

 

Cost: Free

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The mission of the Conservation Opportunity Fund is to provide funding for owners of small tracts of land who are interested in improving the wildlife habitat on their property. This program is an annual opportunity to support environmental stewardship and the ecological integrity of Cheshire County, NH.

 

The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) requests proposals from landowners of small tracts, less than 25 acres total, who seek funding to make meaningful long-term impact on wildlife habitat and biodiversity. 

 

CCCD will be holding an optional virtual informational session for interested applicants.

Questions?

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

Monadnock Food Co-Op
Farm Fund Informational Sessions

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The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund program, in partnership with the Cheshire County Conservation District, is now accepting applications from local farmers. Currently, in its seventh year, the fund has supported sixteen farms in the Monadnock Region

 

The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund's mission is to support local farmers in increasing sustainable food production and wholesale sales to contribute to a thriving local farm economy. This grant supports several of the co-op's goals, including building a healthy, sustainable food system, supporting local farmers and producers, and contributing to a strong, sustainable, and improving local economy. 

 

Interested farmers are invited to attend one of two Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund Zoom Informational Sessions on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 6:00PM and Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 6:00PM, registration is required.

 

For questions or assistance in registration contact:

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

NH Conservation Districts
ClimateResilience Grant
Informational Session

Monday, January 9th, 2023 at 6:00PM

Zoom, Registration Required

Cost: Free

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The mission of the NH Conservation Districts Climate Resilience Grant is to support and empower local farmers to build climate resilience throughout the Granite State. This will be done through reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change (mitigation) through greenhouse gas emissions reduction and carbon sequestration, and to increasing the resiliency of New Hampshire Farms in a changing climate (adaptation), while meeting farm’s conservation goals and needs. Extreme weather events, frequent and prolonged droughts, and increased pest pressures are increasing challenges for NH farms.

 

This grant though the NH County Conservation Districts seeks to support farmers in meeting those challenges.

 

Funds are available for projects that mitigate the impact of agriculture on

climate change and enhance the on-farm adaptations to projected climate conditions. Preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate strong potential in mitigation and adaptation.

 

This year's applications will be made available on December 1st, 2022 and due on February 1, 2023.

An optional zoom informational session for interested applicants will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 6:00PM. Registration Required

For questions or assistance in registration contact:

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

Birding on the Farm
Workshop Series

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!

 

Questions?

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.  To attend in person please call 603.756.2988 x3011 or email info@cheshireconservation.org with any questions or to request additional information!**