Thank you to the 131 volunteers who completed the 2017 Coverts Project Survey! I look forward all year to hearing what you have been up - you’ve led walks and talks, served on local boards and commissions, managed land for wildlife, engaged your neighbors, and helped protect and conserve land. The variety of ways you volunteer and the number of hours you put in is both impressive and inspiring.
The 2017 Annual Report for the Coverts Project is posted online, and represents a compilation of all of your surveys and other data our office collects (e.g. Speaking for Wildlife information). Check out the full report and a short summary of it here:
Here are some highlights of The Coverts Project in 2017:
- Volunteers contributed 21,915 hours on behalf of forest stewardship and wildlife habitat conservation
- Volunteers actively managed 9,240 acres of habitat
- Volunteers delivered 51 presentations and field walks as part of the Speaking for Wildlife program, reaching over 920 people
- Since 1999, volunteers with the Coverts Project have helped to permanently conserve over 308,000 acres of land in New Hampshire
A big thank you from those of us here at UNH Cooperative Extension, lead project sponsor NH Fish & Game, and other project sponsors and supporters. We're grateful for all of your help in compiling this data, and for all you do for wildlife and forests in New Hampshire!